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The supervisor of a group of bellboys.
- ‘‘Certainly’ she replied, ‘just bring them to the bell captain, and he'll handle this for you.’’
- ‘Please make arrangements with the bell captain at the hotel.’
- ‘He remembers the white marble counter that he stood behind as the hotel's night bell captain for three years at the height of the Roaring Twenties.’
- ‘You can see hotel bell captains and taxi drivers on the green.’
- ‘Please present a parking ticket at the reception or to a bell captain.’
bell captain/bel ˈkaptən/
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