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lieutenant commander

noun, U.S. Navy.
a commissioned officer ranking next below a commander and next above a lieutenant.
Origin of lieutenant commander
An Americanism dating back to 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • lieutenant commander Brown had avoided Joe as much as possible since his arrival.

    Space Tug Murray Leinster
  • Of course you couldnt fight, responded the lieutenant commander.

  • A man in the full uniform of a German lieutenant commander stepped aboard.

  • lieutenant commander Brown stayed out at the Platform to replace him.

    Space Tug Murray Leinster
  • Three months later he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant commander on account of the courage and ability he had shown.

  • lieutenant commander Brown was the one to come into the lock to greet them.

    Space Tug Murray Leinster
  • lieutenant commander Devall picked up one of the jackets, examining it closely.

    The Battleship Boys at Sea Frank Gee Patchin
  • lieutenant commander Hernan picked up a leather bag that lay on the table behind which he and the commander were sitting.

    Despoilers of the Golden Empire Gordon Randall Garrett
  • For his superb work Cushing received a vote of thanks from Congress and was promoted to the rank of lieutenant commander.

British Dictionary definitions for lieutenant commander

lieutenant commander

an officer holding commissioned rank in certain navies immediately junior to a commander
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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