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English definition of “captain of industry”

captain of industry

noun [C]    
a person who has an important job in industry and who can influence company and national planning : In a speech to captains of industry , she predicted economic growth of 3.5 percent next year .Bosses, managers and directorsPeople in charge of or controlling other people
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