lieutenant commander

noun

Definition of lieutenant commander

: a commissioned officer in the navy or coast guard ranking above a lieutenant and below a commander

Examples of lieutenant commander in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rink received his medical degree from IU in 1966, later becoming a lieutenant commander and flight surgeon in the United States Navy. Jon Blau, Indianapolis Star, "IU basketball physician Larry Rink named to Big Ten conoravirus task force," 20 Apr. 2020 Matthew Dominick is a US Navy lieutenant commander from Wheat Ridge, Colorado, with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a master's degree in systems engineering. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Meet NASA's first astronaut graduates of the Artemis program, eligible for missions to the moon and Mars," 10 Jan. 2020 The Naval Academy graduate recovered from her shin splints and became a lieutenant commander. Sandra Sidi, The Atlantic, "The Male Gaze on Steroids," 6 Sep. 2019 Stewart left the Navy in late 1968 then served 15 more years as a reserves lieutenant commander. Linda Gandee/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Veterans get together at Bay Village post to remember, socialize and mend fences but numbers are dwindling," 26 Aug. 2019 Dine achieved the Navy rank of lieutenant commander and was stationed in the U.S. and Okinawa. Mike Peticca, cleveland.com, "Hudson woman among umpires for Little League World Series," 30 July 2019 Lieutenant Ryan Lubrano, previously lieutenant commander in NOPD’s homicide unit, has been promoted to commander in the 3rd District, which includes Lakeview, West End, Gentilly and part of Mid-City. Emily Lane, nola.com, "NOPD commander dies day after retirement," 11 June 2019 In two patrols along the East Coast, Hardegen — who went on to achieve the rank of lieutenant commander — sank about two dozen merchant ships, part of a German military campaign to sever the supply chain between the United States and Britain. Washington Post, latimes.com, "Reinhard Hardegen, U-boat commander who menaced American shores, dies at 105," 19 June 2018 The concert will salute the Illinois Bicentennial, the 100th anniversary of World War I and the Navy, and feature guest conductor Patrick K. Sweeten, lieutenant commander and director, Naval Fleet Band activities. Michelle Mullins, Naperville Sun, "This Week in Naperville," 20 Apr. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'lieutenant commander.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of lieutenant commander

1839, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about lieutenant commander

Time Traveler for lieutenant commander

Time Traveler

The first known use of lieutenant commander was in 1839

See more words from the same year

Statistics for lieutenant commander

Cite this Entry

“Lieutenant commander.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lieutenant%20commander. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for lieutenant commander

lieutenant commander

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lieutenant commander

: an officer in the navy or coast guard who has a rank just below a commander

More from Merriam-Webster on lieutenant commander

Nglish: Translation of lieutenant commander for Spanish Speakers

Comments on lieutenant commander

What made you want to look up lieutenant commander? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!