: someone who is ranked second in a group or organization
the police chief's second-in-command

Examples of second-in-command in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web She has been married and divorced four times, and was in a long-term relationship with cinematographer Daniel Gillham until his death in 2014. 04 of 10 Jeff Conaway (Kenickie) Kenickie, the T-Birds second-in-command, was brought to the screen by Jeff Conaway. Andrew Walsh,, 9 May 2024 Carter also portrayed second-in-command Colonel Tigh on the sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica in the late '70s and Sgt. Wesley Stenzel,, 23 Apr. 2024 Naim Qassem, the Shia Lebanese cleric and politician who is Hezbollah's second-in-command, speaks with NBC News on Thursday. Matt Bradley, NBC News, 18 Apr. 2024 Eisenberg plays a kind of second-in-command type, while Christophe Zajac-Denek plays a young Sasquatch. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 17 Apr. 2024 The best solution for Boeing, say several sources, would probably be a split: naming a CEO who’s a great general manager, and a second-in-command who’s a hard-core, hands-on-the-levers production specialist. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 13 Apr. 2024 The film follows four unique sasquatches over one year: Nathan appears as the group’s brutish, alpha-like leader, while Eisenberg plays a more beta second-in-command. Devan Coggan,, 12 Apr. 2024 Specifics vary depending on company size and sector, but COOs are often considered a CEO’s second-in-command and a top candidate for the corner office. Lila MacLellan, Fortune, 1 Apr. 2024 Cook’s second-in-command, Charles Clerke, was to captain a ship called the Discovery, while Cook, once again, sailed on the Resolution. Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, 1 Apr. 2024

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“Second-in-command.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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