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commodore

noun [C] uk   /ˈkɒm.ə.dɔːr/ us    /ˈkɑː.mə.dɔːr/
( also Commodore) an officer of high rank in the navy, or the person in charge of a sailing organization: Commodore Perry/Matthew Perry [as form of address] Yes, Commodore.
Translations of “commodore”
in Spanish comodoro…
in Korean 준장…
in Arabic عَميد بَحري…
in Portuguese comodoro…
in French commodore…
in German der Flottenadmiral…
in Catalan comodor, -a…
in Japanese 海軍准将, 艦隊司令官…
in Italian commodoro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 海軍准將, 船隊隊長…
in Chinese (Simplified) 海军准将, 船队队长…
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