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Related topics: Navy, Water
commodorecom‧mo‧dore /ˈkɒmədɔː $ ˈkɑːmədɔːr/ noun [countable]  1 PMNa high rank in the navy, or someone who has this rank2 TTWthe captain in charge of a group of ships that are carrying goods
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commodoreThe following month he received a permanent commission in the Royal Air Force, soon afterwards being promoted air commodore.The navy's 52 admirals and commodores outnumber serviceable ships by a ratio of six to one.The commodore had made a virtually impossible decision.The commodore, of course, was right.
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