sea captain


Definition of sea captain

: the master especially of a merchant vessel

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Recent Examples on the Web Linn, a sea captain, came to Birmingham in 1871 and founded the city’s first bank. al, "The history of Birmingham monuments damaged during George Floyd protest," 1 June 2020 Confederate monuments have been toppled by protesters in the weeks following Floyd’s killing, including a statue of Confederate Navy sea captain Charles Linn at Birmingham’s Linn Park during a demonstration that occurred on June 1. al, "Mobile rebuffs Confederate heirs; opts to place monument in history museum," 23 June 2020 The crowd’s attention then focused on a 8-foot-tall bronze statue of the park’s namesake, Charles Linn, a sea captain who volunteered to aid the Confederate Navy. William Thornton |, al, "Of marches and monuments: 5 days in Alabama," 3 June 2020 Senta, the dreamy daughter of a Norwegian sea captain, Daland, is obsessed with a portrait of the Dutchman and his legend. Heidi Waleson, WSJ, "Keelhauling Wagner," 4 Mar. 2020 Her family had been in the Bay Area since the 1800s, by virtue of a Spanish sea captain who brought cocoa beans to San Francisco. Annie Vainshtein,, "Coronavirus prompts some residents to leave Bay Area," 26 Apr. 2020 One day, a mysterious sea captain named Billy Bones shows up at the lonely seaside inn kept by Jim’s mother and his dying father. Kevin Baker, New York Times, "Letter of Recommendation: ‘Treasure Island’," 25 Feb. 2020 Its sea captain builder designed the four-pointed gable roof to be hurricane resistant. Nancy Moreland,, "Old Florida is alive and well in sunny Stuart, where the past won’t be forgotten," 29 Oct. 2019 My father looked over the banister, and coming up the stairs was sort of like the apparition of a man who appeared to be like a sea captain, or a sailor type of guy. Allison Stewart,, "Jenny Slate has learned a lot of things, but the art of survival, of self care, has reshaped what she does," 7 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of sea captain

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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