commanding officer

commanding officer
noun Date: 1720 an officer in command; especially an officer in the armed forces in command of an organization or installation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • commanding officer — commanding officers N COUNT A commanding officer is an officer who is in charge of a military unit. He got permission from his commanding officer to join me …   English dictionary

  • commanding officer — n. the officer in command of any of certain units or installations in the armed forces …   English World dictionary

  • Commanding officer — The commanding officer (CO) is the officer in command of a military unit. Typically, the commanding officer has ultimate authority over the unit, and is usually given wide latitude to run the unit as he sees fit, within the bounds of military law …   Wikipedia

  • commanding officer — noun an officer in command of a military unit (Freq. 4) • Syn: ↑commandant, ↑commander • Derivationally related forms: ↑commandership (for: ↑commander), ↑command …   Useful english dictionary

  • Commanding Officer — Der Commanding Officer (CO) (dt. wörtlich: kommandierender Offizier) ist in angelsächsischen Streitkräften der Offizier, der das Kommando über eine militärische Einheit, Einrichtung oder ein Schiff hat. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Aufgaben 2 Weiter… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • commanding officer — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms commanding officer : singular commanding officer plural commanding officers an officer of any rank who controls a particular military group or operation …   English dictionary

  • commanding officer — com,manding officer noun count an officer of any rank who controls a particular military group or operation …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • commanding officer — command′ing of′ficer n. mil an officer having command of a military unit, installation, etc • Etymology: 1790–1800 …   From formal English to slang

  • commanding officer — /kəmændɪŋ ˈɒfəsə/ (say kuhmanding ofuhsuh) noun an officer in command …   Australian English dictionary

  • commanding officer — Army. a commander of any rank from second lieutenant to colonel. [1790 1800] * * * …   Universalium

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