Definition of second-in-command in English:
The officer next in authority to the commanding or chief officer.
- He and his second in command then abandoned their army, leaving Grant's friend Buckner to surrender to him.
- It is difficult to see Robinson as anything other than a second in command, a loyal lieutenant who fulfils his master's wishes.
- I was still looking shocked as I dialed a phone number, not Stallings, but his second in command.
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