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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 of lieutenant commander
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism
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  • lieutenant-commander Gillis, after the loss of his vessel, took command of a naval battery in the siege and did good service.

  • It was felt that Harry Blunt had a good joke on that lieutenant-commander.

    An Annapolis First Classman Lt.Com Edward L. Beach
  • The lieutenant-commander is called the executive officer, and he's always put down as the hardest worked man on the ship.

    Fighting in Cuban Waters Edward Stratemeyer
  • "I'll humour the old chap," resumed the lieutenant-commander.

    A Sub and a Submarine Percy F. Westerman
  • "The sooner we get a light on the scene the better," continued the lieutenant-commander.

    A Sub and a Submarine Percy F. Westerman
  • "Come and have a snack with me, Fordyce," said the lieutenant-commander.

    A Sub and a Submarine Percy F. Westerman
  • "Let's hope that the Baltic won't be completely frozen over during the next few days," remarked the lieutenant-commander.

    A Sub and a Submarine Percy F. Westerman
  • "By all means, providing he is willing," agreed the lieutenant-commander.

    A Sub and a Submarine Percy F. Westerman
  • lieutenant-commander Rosoman, in spite of his wounds, accompanied me to the conning tower.

    The Blocking of Zeebrugge Alfred F. B. Carpenter
  • "Directly repairs are effected," replied the lieutenant-commander of R19.

    A Sub and a Submarine Percy F. Westerman
British Dictionary definitions for lieutenant-commander

lieutenant commander

noun
1.
an officer holding commissioned rank in certain navies immediately junior to a commander
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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