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wing commander

noun

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


wing commander

noun

  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of wing commander1

First recorded in 1910–15

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Example Sentences

He and I had just done that box office epic Wing Commander and became great friends while we were shooting in Luxembourg.

Wing commander's insignia glittered on his shoulders and a cartridge belt was buckled around his waist.

The captain, from the bridge, lifts a small white flag as a signal to the wing-commander that all is ready.

They reported to the Wing Commander, then shifted their things to B-7.

Stan got Wing Commander Farrell on the wire and talked to him.

"Wing Commander Farrell wishes to speak to you, sir," he reported.

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