Meaning of “captain of industry” in the English Dictionary

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"captain of industry" in British English

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captain of industrynoun [ C ]

uk /ˌkæp.tɪn əv ˈɪn.də.stri/ us /ˌkæp.tən əv ˈɪn.də.stri/

a person who has an important job in industry and who can influence company and national planning:

(Definition of “captain of industry” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"captain of industry" in Business English

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captain of industrynoun [ C ]

uk us 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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