Prize master

an officer put in charge or command of a captured vessel.

See also: Prize

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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EYES ON THE PRIZE Master tactician Pep Guardiola won the bragging rights in the table-topping clash at Stamford Bridge
It, according to the family story, was sometimes `bound on voyages to the Island of New Providence.' Philip also held a commission as prize master of the schooner Wasp when it was stationed in the vicinity of New York.