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English definition of “captain of industry”

captain of industry

noun [C]
 
 
MANAGEMENT
a person who has an important job in industry and who can influence decisions made by companies or a government: In a speech to captains of industry, she predicted economic growth of 3.5% next year.
(Definition of captain of industry from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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