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Definition of "post-captain" []

  • A captain of a war vessel whose name appeared, or was "posted", in the seniority list of the navy. (noun)

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Use "post-captain" in a sentence
  • ""I'll make Malcolm a post-captain in the navy and give you a thousand pounds," he said at length, hardly knowing that he spoke."
  • "Bay, and along the coast, should be left with an officer above the rank of post-captain -- especially, as the Russian and Turkish squadrons were soon expected in the bay -- he had thought it right to give Captain"
  • "He entered the sea service at an early age, and prospered as the sons of men of rank prospered in those days, being made a post-captain in 1747, when he was but three and twenty years old."