Definition of Commando

1. Noun. A member of a military unit trained as shock troops for hit-and-run raids.




2. Noun. An amphibious military unit trained for raids into enemy territory.

Definition of Commando

1. n. In South Africa, a military body or command; also, sometimes, an expedition or raid; as, a commando of a hundred Boers.

Definition of Commando

1. Noun. A small fighting force specially trained for making quick destructive raids against enemy-held areas ¹

2. Noun. A commando trooper ¹

3. Noun. (historical) An organized force of Boer troops in South Africa; a raid by such troops ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Commando

1. a military unit [n -DOES or -DOS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Commando

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commando (current term)
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Literary usage of Commando

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1. Missionary Labours and Scenes in Southern Africa by Robert Moffat (1847)
"As it had been frequently reported that there were white men among the invaders, when the commando, consisting of about a hundred horsemen, arrived, ..."

2. Unequal Protection: The State Response to Violent Crime on South African Farms by Bronwen Manby, Human Rights Watch (Organization, Rumbi Mabuwa, Human Rights Watch (Organization)., Cheryl Goodenough (2001)
"The Wakkerstroom commando In recent years, there have been ongoing reports of abuse by the Wakkerstroom commando, one of several commando units controlled ..."

3. The Rebellion of 1815, Generally Known as Slachters Nek: A Complete by H. C. V. Leibbrandt (1902)
"... on which the commando having iu the evening marched further up the river, and having halted for a short time at Jan de Lange's, they continued their ..."

4. Setup: What the Air Force Did in Vietnam and Why by Earl H. Tilford, Jr. (1991)
"The massive interdiction efforts and the widespread use of sensors during Operation commando Hunt were clearly linked to the US effort to disengage from the ..."

5. Aerial Interdiction: Air Power and the Land Battle in Three American Wars by Mark (1995)
"... though fighter-bombers flew more sorties.51 (Table 18) At the beginning of commando HUNT VII, the North Vietnamese, by American estimates, ..."

6. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1902)
"Theron's commando also slipped through the line and returned to the Murrays- burg district ... A commando appeared at Acton Homes, southwest of Ladysmith, ..."

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