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

    She was captain of the Olympic swimming team.


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