Definition of commander noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    commander

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    NAmE//kəˈmændər//
     
     
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  1. 1a person who is in charge of something, especially an officer in charge of a particular group of soldiers or a military operation military/allied/field/flight commanders the commander of the expedition
  2. 2 (abbreviation Cdr) an officer of fairly high rank in the navy
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