Definition of commander
commandershipplay \kə-ˈman-dər-ˌship\ noun
Examples of commander in a Sentence
a surrender of the fort by the commander without a single shot having been fired
the intrepid commander of the HMS Surprise
Recent Examples of commander from the Web
The scenario presented to ground commanders is that a technologically advanced land force has pushed into NATO territory and is threatening the alliance as a whole.
Left unclear in the showdown is how a judge at the war court became dependent on the prison commander for his Guantánamo Bay transport in the first place.
In Doha, wealthy Qataris and Western expatriates mingle with Syrian exiles, Sudanese commanders and Libyan Islamists, many of them funded by the Qatari state.
Clay Hammac, task force commander, said Smith had 1.44 grams of Fentanyl.
Once a bullet is recovered, police can determine the caliber and look for class characteristics, said Kevin Judge, deputy commander of the Lake County Sheriff's Department's Crime Scene Investigations Unit.
One note that has already been translated is a request from a soldier called Masculus asking his commander for leave.
Adm. Michael S. Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency and commander of United States Cyber Command, said at a postelection conference, according to The New York Times.
Dunford has a sterling reputation and a proven combat record as a regimental commander during some of the toughest fighting in Iraq, and his apparent resistance to the policy did not go unnoticed by the rank and file.
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First Known Use of commander
COMMANDER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of commander for English Language Learners
: a person who is in charge of a group of people
: an officer of high rank in the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Coast Guard, or the British Royal Navy
COMMANDER Defined for Kids
Definition of commander for Students
: a commissioned officer in the navy or coast guard ranking above a lieutenant and below a captain
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