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noun [countable]     captain pronunciation in American English
/ˈkæptɪn/
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  1. 2
    an officer of middle rank in the army, Marines, or U.S. Air Force
    1. b.
      in the U.S., a police officer of high rank, above that of lieutenant
  2. 3
    the player who leads a sports team
    captain of:

    She was captain of the Olympic swimming team.

 
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