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commander

Pronunciation: /kəˈmændər; kəˈmɑːndə(r)/

Translation of commander in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (officer in command) comandante (masculine and feminine)
    Example sentences
    • They then appointed their own commanders in the police stations.
    • His assessment of the violence was backed by the district police commander for North Belfast.
    • The sergeant has taken over the role of section commander at Tidworth police station.
    1.2 (navy rank)capitán (masculine) de fragata
    Example sentences
    • Warren served in the navy for five years, and was described by his senior naval commanders as a superior able seaman.
    • This contrasted sharply with the situation of the opposing commander, Admiral Villeneuve.
    • Incidentally, this pattern was that worn by captains and commanders from 1832-1939.

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