group captain


: a commissioned officer in the British air force who ranks with a colonel in the army

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Beyoncé’s transition from girl-group captain to singular superstar. Matthew Jacobs, Vulture, 15 July 2022 In terms of new music, the first Earth Libraries release was the debut LP by Birmingham group Captain Kudzu. Chris Davidson, al, 15 Apr. 2020 Some of the aerial footage was even taken by live cameraman in the aircraft, like renowned pilot Leonard Cheshire, the youngest group captain in the Royal Air Force at the time. Olivia B. Waxman, Time, 5 June 2019 Our Friday group captain Tom Shillue and Ed Henry coming up next. Fox News, 30 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of group captain was in 1919

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Cite this Entry

“Group captain.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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