Navy. a grade of flag officer next in rank below a rear admiral.
British Navy. an officer in temporary command of a squadron, sometimes over a captain on the same ship.
Navy. the senior captain when two or more ships of war are cruising in company.
(in the U.S. Navy and Merchant Marine) the officer in command of a convoy.
the senior captain of a line of merchant vessels.
the president or head of a yacht club or boat club.
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How to use commodore in a sentence
So she gave me a computer before a commodore 64, and I started playing all these games and I got really fascinated by these little, little worlds.
Gone, too, is Harry’s post as “commodore-in-chief, small ships and diving” in the Royal Navy.Prince Harry and Meghan lose their patronages, won’t return as ‘working royals’ | William Booth, Karla Adam | February 19, 2021 | Washington Post
A motley crew of former sailors led by commodore Joshua Barney mounted the only real resistance to the British.The Presidential Hopeful Obsessed With the War of 1812 | Ben Jacobs | September 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Examine photographs of Andrew Carnegie, J. P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Mellon, and commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt.Up To a Point: Robber Barons Make Way For Robber Nerds | P. J. O’Rourke | August 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Air commodore Houston was responding to results from the Australian ship Ocean Shield.If They Are Ever Found, Flight 370’s Black Boxes Should Go to the U.S. | Clive Irving | April 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He joined the local Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club there and by 1977 had reached the membership rank of commodore.
Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard—“the commodore”—had a passion for all things naval.
Quite a good lot of bullets were plopping into the water, so the commodore ordered the Colne to lie further out.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
The commodore has offered me a passage in her, and has written to that purpose; but I am in no state to embark for a long voyage.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
British commodore Byron sailed from the Downs in the Dolphin, on his voyage round the world.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
The commodore means to go thither himself on the business, and I have no doubt all will be well and reasonably settled.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
The American expedition under commodore Perry arrived at Japan.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
British Dictionary definitions for commodore
British a naval rank junior to rear admiral and senior to captain
the senior captain of a shipping line
the officer in command of a convoy of merchant ships
the senior flag office of a yacht or boat club
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