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Definition of "sea captain" [sea• cap•tain]

  • The captain of a ship, especially a merchant ship. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sea captain" in a sentence
  • "Grant, being our leader, was called “General Grant,” and Bill was “Captain Semen” because he looks like a sea captain with a thick brown beard and his last name, Nemes, when spelled backward is, conveniently, “semen.”"
  • "In 1697, a Dutch sea captain chanced upon a black swan in Australia, at which point the null hypothesis was proven true and the white swan theory had to be discarded."
  • "Fabbio perched at the very prow of the boat, standing tall and pointing left, like a sea captain or a hunting dog, as if pointing was very important."
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