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captainnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkæp·tən/
a naval officer of high rank, above a commander , or a military officer of middle rank, above a lieutenant A captain is the person in charge of a ship or aircraft. A captain is also an officer in a police or fire department. A captain is also the leader of a sports team.
captain
verb [T]  us   /ˈkæp·tən/
She captains the women’s rowing team.
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