captornoun [ C ]uk /ˈkæp.tər/ us /ˈkæp.tɚ/
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- Early on the morning after these events the two men, captor and captive, sat in the tent of the former.
- Ere long a dripping figure surrounded by half a dozen captors, was brought upon the wharf.
- He had been ten years on the island, during which time he had been well treated by his captors.
- In the same way, I recognized the right of our captors or guards to take proper precautions to prevent our escape.
- It was plainly our duty to rescue her from the fate of a continued life with her captors.