Definition of second-in-command in English:

second-in-command

Syllabification: sec·ond-in-com·mand

noun

The officer next in authority to the commanding or chief officer.
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
deputy, number two, subordinate, right-hand man/woman, second;
understudy

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