Definition of commodore noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

commodore

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BrE BrE//ˈkɒmədɔː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːmədɔːr//
 
(abbreviation Cdre) The navy
 
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an officer of high rank in the navy Commodore John Barry See related entries: The navy Word Origin late 17th cent.: probably from Dutch komandeur, from French commandeur ‘commander’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: commodore

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