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commander

noun [C]     /kəˈmɑːn.dər/ US  /-ˈmæn.dɚ/ (also Commander)
C2 an officer who is in charge of a military operation , or an officer of a particular rank in the British Royal Navy : Commander Phillips/James Phillips [as form of address] Yes, Commander.Ranks in the Navy
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