- a commissioned officer ranking next below a commander and next above a lieutenant.
Origin of lieutenant commander
Examples from the Web for lieutenant commander
Historical Examples of lieutenant commander
In one of these Lieutenant-Commander Mackenzie was mortally wounded.The Naval History of the United States
Willis J. Abbot.
It was felt that Harry Blunt had a good joke on that lieutenant-commander.An Annapolis First Classman
Lt.Com Edward L. Beach
"I'll humour the old chap," resumed the Lieutenant-Commander.
"By all means, providing he is willing," agreed the Lieutenant-Commander.
"The sooner we get a light on the scene the better," continued the Lieutenant-Commander.
- an officer holding commissioned rank in certain navies immediately junior to a commander