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lieutenant commander

noun, U.S. Navy.
1.
a commissioned officer ranking next below a commander and next above a lieutenant.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism
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lieutenant commander

noun
1.
an officer holding commissioned rank in certain navies immediately junior to a commander
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