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Topic: NAVY

Date: 1600-1700
Origin: Probably from Dutch commandeur 'commander', from French, from Old French comander; COMMAND2

commodore

noun
     
com‧mo‧dore [countable]
1PMN a high rank in the navy, or someone who has this rank
2TTW the captain in charge of a group of ships that are carrying goods
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