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
Words nearby wing commander
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Example sentences from the Web for wing commander
I was bringing despatches for the Wing-Commander, but they didn't get them.H.M.S. ----|Klaxon
British Dictionary definitions for wing commander
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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