What does the word commodore mean?

Usage examples for commodore

  1. " To the Japanese: 'They may be brothers to Commodore Perry, but they ain't no brothers of mine. – Notes of a War Correspondent by Richard Harding Davis
  2. As it was, the brigs maintained the pursuit for a distance of some sixteen miles altogether, when they were recalled by signal from the commodore. – The Log of a Privateersman by Harry Collingwood
  3. During the war there was more than one such rose to be commodore. – Ralph Granger's Fortunes by William Perry Brown