sea captain


Definition of sea captain

: the master especially of a merchant vessel

Examples of sea captain in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The journey has been tough for the veteran sea captain, 57, who traveled solo most of the way in his rigid-hulled dinghy powered by two 350 HP outboard motors. Diane Bellcolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 May 2022 The uniformed figure of an old sea captain snapped to salute. New York Times, 12 May 2022 Named the Prowhouse, this unique mid-century home (from $290), designed by a poet and sea captain, has the feel of a boat but the trappings of a spacious, comfortable two-bedroom home. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, 15 June 2021 The home was originally built for Captain Daniel Stone, a sea captain turned businessman in Brunswick, as well as his daughter, prominent businesswoman Narcissa Stone. Everett Potter, Forbes, 17 Apr. 2022 There’s also a big picture of him, looking like a sea captain who moonlights as Santa. Washington Post, 24 Feb. 2022 Manos was a sea captain who had been brought up in Odessa but felt the call of Santorini, birthplace of his father. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, 24 Feb. 2022 Thomas’ life is adventurous, including her fascinating relationships with men – possibly even one with a sea captain prince who would later become England’s King William IV. Janet Saidi, The Christian Science Monitor, 28 Oct. 2021 In May 1845 Sir John Franklin, a veteran British sea captain, set sail from England with 128 crewmen on two naval vessels, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, to find the Northwest Passage to the Pacific. Joshua Hammer, The New York Review of Books, 19 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of sea captain

1612, in the meaning defined above

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24 May 2022

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“Sea captain.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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