commanding officer

noun
Updated on: 21 Apr 2018

Definition of commanding officer

: 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

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First Known Use of commanding officer

1720

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commanding officer Synonyms

Phrases

commander in chief;


COMMANDING OFFICER Defined for English Language Learners

commanding officer

Definition of commanding officer for English Language Learners

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


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