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commander

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1 one in official command especially of a military force or base
  • a surrender of the fort by the commander without a single shot having been fired

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2 a person in overall command of a ship
  • the intrepid commander of the HMS Surprise

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The first known use of commander was in the 14th century

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commander in chief

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“Commander.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/commander. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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