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commodore

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Commodore \Com"mo*dore'\, noun [Prob. a corruption of commander, or Sp. comendador a knight of a military order who holds a commandery; also a superior of a monastery, fr. LL. commendare to command. Cf. {Commend}, {Command}, {Commander}.]

1. (U. S. Navy) An officer who ranks next above a captain; sometimes, by courtesy, the senior captain of a squadron. The rank of commodore corresponds with that of brigadier general in the army.

2. (British Navy) A captain commanding a squadron, or a division of a fleet, or having the temporary rank of rear admiral.

3. A title given by courtesy to the senior captain of a line of merchant vessels, and also to the chief officer of a yachting or rowing club.

4. A familiar for the flagship, or for the principal vessel of a squadron or fleet.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

commodore

noun

1: a commissioned naval officer who ranks above a captain and below a rear admiral; the lowest grade of admiral


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