sea captain

noun

Definition of sea captain

: the master especially of a merchant vessel

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Dunn’s brother and a local sea captain pulled him to safety. Matt Mccall, National Geographic, "2 weeks, 4 deaths, and the start of America's fear of sharks," 12 June 2019 Mummified, she’d then been sold to an American sea captain. Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, "What P. T. Barnum Understood About America," 29 July 2019 In his career as an opera composer, Jake Heggie has written about nuns and mad sea captains, death row inmates and the angels among us. Georgia Rowe, The Mercury News, "Opera composer Jake Heggie breaks new ground with ‘If I Were You’," 23 July 2019 Another vivid landscape can be seen by walking down Captain's Row, with its cobblestone street and vibrantly painted Federal houses built by 18th century sea captains who docked their ships along Alexandria's wharves. Patti Nickell, Dallas News, "History comes to life in vibrant Alexandria, Va.," 30 July 2019 Another site known as Warrior Point, on the Oregon side of the Columbia, was so named by an early British sea captain who encountered dozens of canoes there in 1792. oregonlive.com, "Paddling in Chinook canoe, students learn Native American history first-hand," 21 July 2019 Costumes included parrots, sharks, pirates, a sea captain with a '70s stache, and an astronaut. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Heat wave and storms pass before Jimmy Buffett's joyous return to Alpine Valley Music Theatre," 21 July 2019 The clip, which shows Sheeran dressed up as a sea captain and an office worker, among other roles, features references to films including Pulp Fiction and Edward Scissorhands. Helen Murphy, PEOPLE.com, "Ed Sheeran Is a Sea Captain, Office Worker and More in New Music Video with Travis Scott," 12 July 2019 Another vivid landscape can be seen by walking down Captain’s Row with its cobblestone street and vibrantly painted Federal houses built by 18th century sea captains who docked their ships along Alexandria’s wharves. Patti Nickell, chicagotribune.com, "Near the nation’s capital, Alexandria offers history come to vibrant life," 1 July 2019

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First Known Use of sea captain

1612, in the meaning defined above

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sea captain

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sea captain

: the captain of a ship that travels on the sea

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