Definition of Sea captain
1. Noun. An officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship.
Generic synonyms: Officer, Ship's Officer
Specialized synonyms: Captain Kidd, Kidd, William Kidd
Derivative terms: Captainship, Mastership, Skipper
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Literary usage of Sea captain
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1. Sunshine and shadow in New York by Matthew Hale Smith (1869)
"A sea captain IN DIFFICULTY. ... It was said that a sea captain lost a large sum of money at Bar- ..."
2. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1845)
"T/ie Old Sea-Captain. By OLD HUMPHREY, author of " Old Humphrey's Observations," etc. 18mo., pp. 252. New York : Robert Carter. The facts connected with sea ..."
3. John Sherman's Recollections of Forty Years in the House, Senate and Cabinet by John Sherman (1895)
"... 1867 — I Become Chairman of the Committee on Finance, Succeeding Senator Fessenden—Departure for Europe— Winning a Wager from a sea captain ..."