commodore
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈkɑmədɔɹ/
Noun

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.
    • 1851 , Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, chapter 1: (...)—no, I never go as a passenger; nor, though I am something of a salt, do I ever go to sea as a Commodore, or a Captain, or a Cook.
  3. (nautical) The leading ship in a fleet of merchantmen.
  4. (nautical) The president of a yacht club.
  5. (nautical) A yacht-club president's vessel in a regatta.
  6. (US, military, nautical) A commodore admiral.
  7. (US, military, nautical) A rear admiral (lower half).
  8. (entomology) Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the Asian genus Parasarpa.
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Commodore
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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