- any of the specially trained Allied military units used for surprise, hit-and-run raids against Axis forces.
- a member of any of these units.Compare ranger (def. 3).
Origin of commando
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How to use commando in a sentence
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Desperate to change the course of the war, Winston Churchill and his Chief of Combined Operations decide to create a commando unit of Jewish refugees.
These are just some of the remarkable stories of the secret commandos of X Troop.
Many commandos grappled with profound insecurities about whether they could be both British and Jewish.
Now the time for the bombing blitz and commando raids appears to be approaching.
Andrey Donskoy is a musician and commando from Krasnoarmeysk, a town in the Donetsk region.
He cannot walk independently—he uses a wheelchair or commando crawls.
But the most talked-about reward is $10,000 for the capture of a Russian commando.
A commando team, on the other hand, will always have to operate quickly to get in, and, it hopes, to get out.
The Pretoria Commando had nearly shared this melancholy fate.
Probably also the British had some respect for the prowess of my commando.
Harber's burgher commando was present, but took no part in the operation.
My son is on commando in Free State; the other day he ride thirteen hours and have no food for two days.
Three miles to the right, over a rise and down in a dip, they said there lay the Rouxville commando of 350 men.
British Dictionary definitions for commando
- an amphibious military unit trained for raiding
- a member of such a unit