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1‘the ship's captain’
commander, master, skipper
informal old man
2‘the cup was presented to the winning team's captain’
leader, head, skipper
3‘a captain of industry’
magnate, tycoon, mogul, grandee, baron, nabob, mandarin, industrialist
chief, head, leader, boss, principal
informal number one, bigwig, big wheel, big cheese, big shot, big gun, big noise, top dog, fat cat
North American informal honcho, kahuna, top banana, big enchilada, macher
1‘a small vessel captained by a cut-throat’
command, skipper, run, be in charge of, have charge of, control, have control of, govern, preside over, direct, rule, manage, supervise, superintend
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