co·​cap·​tain | \ ˈkō-ˌkap-tən How to pronounce cocaptain (audio) \
variants: or co-captain
plural cocaptains or co-captains

Definition of cocaptain

: 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

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Other Words from cocaptain

cocaptain or co-captain transitive verb 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

Examples of cocaptain in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He has been listed as cocaptain as the team compiled an 8-4-8 record to stand in sixth place. Frank Dell’apa,, "French defender Samba Camara hits a snag on his way to the Revolution," 22 Jan. 2020 Senior Mackenzie Barta and junior Rachel Levy return as cocaptains, but Harvard will miss last year’s leading scorer, Katie Benzan, who is transferring to Texas for a postgraduate program., "New coaches will look to continue turnaround efforts for the Boston University and Boston College women’s basketball programs this season.," 5 Nov. 2019 The team just made it to the quarterfinals, but their success in the tournament wasn't what made headlines this morning; instead a social media frenzy explodied around cocaptain Megan Rapinoe's recent comments. Samantha Leach, Glamour, "Megan Rapinoe Won’t Visit the White House If the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Wins the World Cup," 26 June 2019 Northeastern cocaptains Dylan Sikura and Adam Gaudette, along with Harvard’s Ryan Donato, were announced Wednesday as three of the 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award, given annually to college hockey’s top male player. Henry Brechter,, "Ryan Donato, Dylan Sikura, and Adam Gaudette are Hobey Baker finalists," 14 Mar. 2018 The two led the Hopkinton hockey team in points as cocaptains this past winter and are poised to lead the lacrosse team as cocaptains this spring. Nate Weitzer,, "Hopkinton’s dynamic duo continue their lacrosse ride," 13 Apr. 2018 Floor leader and cocaptain Jalen Brunson is a junior. Joe Juliano,, "Villanova hopes a younger roster can match previous March Madness success," 18 Mar. 2018 The 18-year-old cocaptain of the team has progressed in front of the net since last year. Andrew Higginbottom,, "Marshfield skaters seeking a grand finale," 16 Mar. 2018 Senior cocaptain Tucker Braun was fourth in the slalom and Sam Thompson fourth in the GS. Chris Bokum,, "Hingham girls, Marblehead boys take Alpine championships," 7 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of cocaptain

1928, in the meaning defined above

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“Cocaptain.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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