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U.S.N. rank under captain (9 letter answer)

The Answer




The answer COMMANDER is so rare that it appears less than once every 2500 puzzles.

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___ in Chief (A.L. in 1861)
Rank below captain in the Navy


COMMANDER as a noun:

1. (commanding officer, commandant, commander) = an officer in command of a military unit
2. someone in an official position of authority who can command or control others
3. a commissioned naval officer who ranks above a lieutenant commander and below a captain
4. (air force officer, commander) = an officer in the airforce