sea captain


Definition of sea captain

: the master especially of a merchant vessel

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Long ago, the Austro-Hungarian elite frequented the island, drawn by its agreeable microclimate and a profusion of exotic plants brought over in the 19th century by sea captains from their world-wide travels. Anja Mutić, WSJ, "A Guide to Croatia’s Island Hideouts," 19 July 2018 In the next century, another famous sea captain, Henry Morgan, was turned loose on the Spanish possessions by the British colonial governor of Jamaica. Rinker Buck, WSJ, "‘Black Flags, Blue Waters’ Review: To Live and Die a Pirate King," 26 Sep. 2018 Rainfall is Port Townsend is about half as much as in Seattle, notes Gary Schweizer, manager of the Palace Hotel, a 129-year-old plus hotel originally built by a retired sea captain for $28,0000. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "Port Townsend, Washington: Victorian paradise in the Pacific Northwest," 12 July 2018 The 4,000-square-foot home — originally a small cottage, expanded over the years — belonged to two different sea captains in the 1800s. Marni Elyse Katz,, "Once a sea captain’s cottage, this Cotuit fixer-upper brings on the charm," 15 June 2018 The rooms are a modern take on a sea captain’s quarters, with fireplaces and Persian rugs. Jody Rosen, Smithsonian, "This Secret Corner of California Is a Paradise for Lovers of Great Food and Top-Notch Wines," 14 June 2018 Old Glory was the most popular symbol of the Union during the Civil War and belonged to sea captain William Driver. Josh Axelrod And Saeed Ahmed, CNN, "It's Flag Day. Here are some fun facts about the American flag you may not have known," 14 June 2018 In Summer 2017, Deep River Water Park added a new aquatic attraction called The Kraken, named in honor of the mythical sea monster said to have terrorized ships and sea captains centuries ago. Philip Potempa,, "Deep River Water Park in Crown Point helps splash the summer away," 13 May 2018 An unusual gate made of a finback whale’s jawbone at an old-time sea captain’s house on the Cape Cod National Seashore has been taken down because it was cracked and infested by insects and rodents. Laney Ruckstuhl,, "Whalebone gate removed from front of old-time sea captain’s Cape house," 18 Apr. 2018

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1612, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of sea captain

: the captain of a ship that travels on the sea

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