commanding officer

noun

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


COMMANDING OFFICER Defined for English Language Learners

commanding officer

noun

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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