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Noun: commander  ku'mãn-du(r)
  1. (military) an officer in command of a military unit
    - commanding officer, commandant
     
  2. Someone in an official position of authority who can command or control others
     
  3. (military) a commissioned naval officer who ranks above a lieutenant commander and below a captain
     
  4. An officer in the airforce
    - air force officer

Derived forms: commanders

Type of: commissioned naval officer, leader, man, military man, military officer, military personnel, officer, serviceman, servicewoman

Encyclopedia: Commander, Service Force, Pacific