Military. captain.
Contemporary Examples

“It sees what the fire is doing,” said capt. Will Martin of the California National Guard.
Can a Drone Save Yosemite? Christine Pelisek August 28, 2013

Another American officer, capt. Edwin Glenn, was convicted of cruelty in a non-fatal turn-of-the-century case in the Philippines.
The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built Michael Daly December 11, 2014

Another star, capt. Phil Harris, died during filming the previous season.
Discovery’s Growing Pains Peter Lauria October 6, 2010

Navy capt. Mark Vandroff was working in the third-floor conference room when the shooting started.
Investigators Search for Clues to What Motivated Navy Yard Shooter Aaron Alexis Ben Jacobs, Miranda Green September 16, 2013

As the shelling raged, capt. Ammar al-Wawi, the rebel commander and spin doctor, was holding court in a Turkish luxury hotel.
Spinmeister Ammar al-Wawi Peddles Upbeat Message of Syrian Rebellion Mike Giglio July 29, 2012

Historical Examples

capt. Smith took prompt measures to secure redress, and inflict vengeance upon the savages.
The Scout and Ranger James Pike

That the tea on board the ship Polly, capt. Ayres, shall not be landed.
Tea Leaves Various

capt. R——’s dog was in the practice of going messages, and even of bringing butchers’ meat and other articles from Cupar.
Anecdotes of Dogs Edward Jesse

That is, when capt. Percival did not talk; for he talked nothings.
Daisy Elizabeth Wetherell

Well-known aeronaut, using the nom de plume of capt. Penfold.
Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft Various


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