Definition of sea captain in US English:

sea captain


  • A person who commands a ship, especially a merchant ship.

    • ‘In May of 1792, American merchant sea captain Robert Gray sailed into the Columbia River, becoming the first recorded European to navigate into it.’
    • ‘He delivered a solid performance as the Dutch sea captain of a spooky ship with cursed blood-red masts known as The Flying Dutchman.’
    • ‘Instead, everyone just refers to him as the old sea captain.’


sea captain

/sē ˈkaptən/