group captain
noun Date: 1919 a commissioned officer in the British air force who ranks with a colonel in the army

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Group Captain — (Gp Capt in the RAF and Indian Air Force, GPCAPT in the RNZAF and RAAF, G/C in the former RCAF) is a senior commissioned rank in the Royal Air Force [cite web |url=http://www.raf.mod.uk/structure/commissionedranks.cfm |title=Ranks and Badges of… …   Wikipedia

  • group-captain — groupˈ captain noun A Royal Air Force officer of equivalent rank to a colonel or naval captain • • • Main Entry: ↑group …   Useful english dictionary

  • group captain — n a fairly high rank in the British air force, or someone who has this rank …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • group captain — noun count an officer of high rank in the British air force …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • group captain — noun a commissioned officer (especially one in the Royal Air Force) equivalent in rank to a colonel in the army • Hypernyms: ↑captain, ↑senior pilot * * * noun : an officer (as in the British Royal Air Force) equivalent in rank to a colonel in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • group captain — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms group captain : singular group captain plural group captains an officer of high rank in the British air force …   English dictionary

  • group captain — /ˈgrup kæptən/ (say groohp kaptuhn) noun a commissioned rank in the Royal Australian Air Force above that of wing commander and below air commodore; equivalent to colonel, in the army and captain in the navy …   Australian English dictionary

  • Group Captain —    The title of a Royal Air Force officer whose rank corresponds with an army colonel or a naval captain. No Highway, by Nevil Shute, has examples of the title used alone and followed by the last name of the person concerned …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • group captain — officer in the Royal Air Force …   English contemporary dictionary

  • group captain — noun a rank of officer in the RAF, above wing commander and below air commodore …   English new terms dictionary

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