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

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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