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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/
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