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commodore

noun com·mo·dore \ˈkä-mə-ˌdr\

: a high-ranking officer in the navy

: the person who is in charge of a yachting or boating club

Full Definition of COMMODORE

1
a :  a captain in the navy in command of a squadron
b :  a commissioned officer in the navy formerly ranking above captain and below rear admiral and having an insignia of one star
2
:  the ranking officer commanding a body of merchant ships
3
:  the chief officer of a yacht club or boating association

Origin of COMMODORE

probably modification of Dutch commandeur commander, from French, from Old French comandeor, from comander to command
First Known Use: 1695

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay
COMMODORE Defined for Kids

commodore

noun com·mo·dore \ˈkä-mə-ˌdr\

Definition of COMMODORE for Kids

:  an officer of high rank in the navy

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