wing commander

noun

Definition of wing commander

: a commissioned officer in the British air force who ranks with a lieutenant colonel in the army

First Known Use of wing commander

1914


WING COMMANDER Defined for English Language Learners

wing commander

noun

Definition of wing commander for English Language Learners

  • : a high-ranking officer in the British air force


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