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captain

noun uk   /ˈkæp.tɪn/  us   /-tən/
B1 [C] the leader of a sports team: It's unusual to have a goalkeeper as (the) captain of a football team.B2 [C] the person in charge of a ship or an aircraft: This is your captain speaking. We expect to be landing at Osaka Kansai airport in an hour's time. [C] (also Captain) an officer's rank in the British army or navy, or in the US air force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or the US police and fire departments: The captain gave him his orders. Captain Lane/Alex Lane [as form of address] Yes, Captain.
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verb [T] uk   /ˈkæp.tɪn/  us   /-tən/
to lead and be the captain of a team, military group, ship, or aircraft: She captained the Canadian ice hockey team for three years.
captaincy
noun [C or U] uk   us   /-si/
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