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noun U.S. Navy.
a commissioned officer ranking next below a commander and next above a lieutenant.
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Origin of lieutenant commander

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40
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lieutenant commander

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