Post-captain

Post"-cap`tain

(?), 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.
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Post"ca`va

(?), n.;
pl. Postcav .
[NL. See Post-, and Cave, n.] (Anat.) The inferior vena cava. -- Post"ca`val (#), a. B. G. Wilder.
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