Part of speech: noun

One in command; a military or a naval officer.

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Usage examples "commander":

  1. Washington was the commander- in- chief of our armies during the war of the Revolution, which ended in making us free States. - "Mildred's New Daughter", Martha Finley.
  2. " I think he is getting off easy," observed Dan, when it became known under what conditions the Mexican commander was leaving. - "For the Liberty of Texas", Edward Stratemeyer.
  3. Rumours of his relation with the divorced wife of its former commander had reached the regiment. - "The Song of Songs", Hermann Sudermann.