co·​cap·​tain ˈkō-ˌkap-tən How to pronounce cocaptain (audio)
variants or co-captain
plural cocaptains or co-captains
: one of two or more people who are captains of a side or team in a sports contest or similar activity
the cocaptains of a high school football team
Mack had been the one, all their lives, who was good at things: captain of the football team, co-captain of the basketball team, star third baseman. Richard Bausch
cocaptain transitive verb
or co-captain
cocaptained or co-captained; cocaptaining or co-captaining
He co-captained the football team and was an all-Coast defensive end selection. The New York Times

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Chelmsford senior cocaptain Emily Stagnone (left) began playing field hockey at the youth level since fifth grade under varsity head coach Susan D'Agostino (right). Kat Cornetta,, 18 Oct. 2022 Carson Muse, a junior cocaptain who has earned the No. 1 spot, posted a scoring average of 72.0 on the PGA Junior Tour in 2022. Khalin Kapoor,, 10 Sep. 2022 Aris Xerras, Danvers — A cocaptain for the Falcons, the 6-2, 233-pound linebacker/tight end is one of the most physically imposing players in the division and will anchor a promising team that could emerge as a contender. Nate Weitzer,, 7 Sep. 2022 Junior Nick Abruzzese, who was ECAC Rookie of the Year in 2019-20 after leading all NCAA freshmen in scoring with 14 goals and 30 assists in 31 games, is serving as cocaptain with Dornbach., 28 Oct. 2021 There’s the surgeon, a dentist, some engineers, an architect, a computer programmer, and a cocaptain who works for a vegan food company., 9 July 2021 Maddie McCarthy, cocaptain of the 2021 RedHawks, is the daughter of Mike McCarthy, who was a tight end for Lamb at Natick in the late 1980s., 17 June 2021 The men’s team includes Robbie Hummel, formerly of the Timberwolves, Canyon Barry (son of Hall of Famer Rick), former Princeton cocaptain Kareem Maddox, and Dominique Jones., 22 May 2021 He has been listed as cocaptain as the team compiled an 8-4-8 record to stand in sixth place. Frank Dell’apa,, 22 Jan. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cocaptain was in 1928

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Cite this Entry

“Cocaptain.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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