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lieutenant commander

noun, U.S. Navy.
1.
a commissioned officer ranking next below a commander and next above a lieutenant.
Origin of lieutenant commander
1830-1840
An Americanism dating back to 1830-40
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  • Of course you couldnt fight, responded the lieutenant commander.

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

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  • lieutenant commander Brown had avoided Joe as much as possible since his arrival.

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

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  • He began to wipe the blade of his weapon as lieutenant commander Hernan pulled up beside him.

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  • lieutenant commander Hernan picked up a leather bag that lay on the table behind which he and the commander were sitting.

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  • The commander, with lieutenant commander Hernan and another officer, climbed to the top of the central building of the town.

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  • One would think that the execution ended the threat of lieutenant commander James, but not so.

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  • Which the lieutenant commander gave me himself, nodded Reardon.

British Dictionary definitions for lieutenant commander

lieutenant commander

noun
1.
an officer holding commissioned rank in certain navies immediately junior to a commander
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