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captainnoun [C]

us   /ˈkæp·tən/
a naval officer of high rank, above a commander, or a military officer of middle rank, above a lieutenant
A captain is the person in charge of a ship or aircraft.
A captain is also an officer in a police or fire department.
A captain is also the leader of a sports team.
captain
verb [T] us   /ˈkæp·tən/
She captains the women’s rowing team.
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captainnoun

uk   /ˈkæp.tɪn/ us   /ˈkæp.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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captainverb [T]

uk   /ˈkæp.tɪn/ us   /ˈkæp.tən/
(Definition of captain from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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