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Definition of Captain Ahab from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Captain Ahab

 
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the main character in the novel Moby-Dick by Herman Melville. Captain Ahab, who hunts a white whale (= very large sea creature), is an example of a person who becomes crazy and puts others in danger by having only one aim in life.