commanding officer


noun

Army. a commander of any rank from second lieutenant to colonel.

Origin of commanding officer

First recorded in 1790–1800
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Related Words for commanding officer

commander, commandant, general, co, hetman, sirdar

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commanding officer

noun

an officer in command of a military unit
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