HyperDic: commanding_officer

English > 1 sense of the expression commanding officer:
NOUNperson commanding officer, commandant, commanderan officer in command of a military unit
English > commanding officer: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningAn officer in command of a military unit.
Synonymscommandant, commander
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
NarrowerSupreme Allied Commander Atlantic, SACLANTcommanding officer of ACLANT
Supreme Allied Commander Europe, SACEURcommanding officer of ACE
commander in chief, commander-in-chief, generalissimoThe officer who holds the supreme command
wing commander(RAF rank) one who is next below a group captain
Broadermilitary officer, officerAny person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command
Spanishcomandante, oficial al mando

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