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noun
British. an officer in the Royal Air Force equivalent in rank to a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force.
an officer of the U.S. Navy or Air Force who commands a wing.
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Origin of wing commander

First recorded in 1910–15

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wing commander

noun
an officer holding commissioned rank in certain air forces, such as the Royal Air Force: junior to a group captain and senior to a squadron leader
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