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wing commander

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.
Origin of wing commander
1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I was bringing despatches for the wing-commander, but they didn't get them.

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

    Stories of the Ships Lewis R. Freeman
British Dictionary definitions for wing-commander

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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