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commanding officer

noun

Simple Definition of commanding officer

  • : an officer who is in charge of a group of people in the military or of a military camp or base

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of commanding officer

  1. :  an officer in command; especially :  an officer in the armed forces in command of an organization or installation

Examples of commanding officer in a sentence

  1. He reported the incident to his commanding officer.

  2. <reported directly to the fort's commanding officer>



1720

First Known Use of commanding officer

1720


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