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- n. A captain of a war vessel whose name appeared, or was "posted", in the seniority list of the navy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A captain of a war vessel whose name appeared, or was “posted,” in the seniority list of the British navy, as distinguished from a commander whose name was not so posted. The term was also used in the United States navy; but no such commission as post-captain was ever recognized in either service, and the term has fallen into disuse.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See captain, 1 .
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