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[n] an officer in the airforce
[n] someone in an official position of authority who can command or control others
[n] a commissioned naval officer who ranks above a lieutenant commander and below a captain
[n] an officer in command of a military unit

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\Com*mand"er\, n. [Cf. F. commandeur. Cf. {Commodore}, {Commender}.]
1. A chief; one who has supreme authority; a leader; the chief officer of an army, or of any division of it. A leader and commander to the people. --Is. lv.
2. (Navy) An officer who ranks next below a captain, -- ranking with a lieutenant colonel in the army.
3. The chief officer of a commandery.
4. A heavy beetle or wooden mallet, used in paving, in sail lofts, etc. {Commander in chief}, the military title of the officer who has supreme command of the land or naval forces or the united forces of a nation or state; a generalissimo. The President is commander in chief of the army and navy of the United States. Syn: See {Chief}.

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