commodore

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Borrowing from Dutch kommandeur, from French commandeur, from Old French comandeor(commander).

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commodore ‎(plural commodores)

  1. (military, nautical) A naval officer holding a rank between captain and rear admiral.
  2. (nautical) A (temporary) commander over a collection of ships who is not an admiral.
  3. (nautical) The president of a yacht club
  4. (US, military, nautical) A commodore admiral
  5. (US, military, nautical) A rear admiral (lower half)

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The equivalent army rank is brigadier, senior colonel, brigadier general, or lowest ranking general officer grade.

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commodore m, f ‎(plural commodores)

  1. (military, nautical) commodore, a naval military rank between captain (capitaine de vaisseau or capitaine de croiseur) and rear admiral (contre-amiral)

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