Definition of captain's table in English:

captain's table


  • (on a ship) the dining table presided over by the captain, at which high-ranking crew or invited guests may also sit.

    ‘the couple were invited to eat at the captain's table, with the chef providing a special meal’
    • ‘Interesting people, good food, and enjoyable conversation make a meal at the captain's table aboard ship a delight.’
    • ‘Dining at the Captain's table is the goal of many cruisers.’
    • ‘During an ocean voyage, a passenger's greatest thrill was an invitation to dine at the Captain's Table.’
    • ‘Among the invites was one to dine at the Captain's Table.’
    • ‘Holy moley – we had been invited to sit at the Captain's Table!’
    • ‘On my first cruise, many voyages ago, I found myself at the captain's table.’
    • ‘I have never made it to the Captain's Table again, so who does and how do they do it?’
    • ‘He must preside at the Captain's Table, host cocktail parties, judge beauty contests and dance with the lady passengers.’
    • ‘One of the greatest and most honourable traditions of cruising is being invited to dine at the Captain's table.’