from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The rank or status of a captain.
  • n. The jurisdiction of a captain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The rank, post, or commission of a captain.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The rank, post, or commission of a captain.
  • n. In archery, a rank or prize usually awarded to the archer who makes the most hits in a shooting-match, without regard to his score, or who first hits the innermost circle or the gold.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the post of captain


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