Meaning of “captain of industry” in the English Dictionary

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"captain of industry" in Business English

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captain of industrynoun [ C ]


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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