subcommander

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Etymology[edit]

sub- +‎ commander

Noun[edit]

subcommander (plural subcommanders)

  1. A commander who is subordinate in rank.
    • 2009 July 10, Eric Schmitt, “Qaeda Branch Steps Up Raids in North Africa”, New York Times:
      Still other officials say the mayhem may be partly a result of a vicious rivalry between two Qaeda subcommanders in Mali, Mokhtar Belmokhtar and Abdelhamid Abu Zeid, a clash that underscores the kind of autonomous jihad cells that counterterrorism officials say are particularly hard to combat.

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