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