Definition of Out of commission

1. Adjective. Not operational or not functioning properly. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Out Of Commission

out and about
out and away
out ball
out front
out in
out like a light
out loud
out of
out of action
out of all proportion
out of bounds
out of breath
out of breath(p)
out of business
out of character
out of commission (current term)
out of condition
out of context
out of control
out of date
out of doors
out of fashion
out of fix
out of focus
out of gas
out of gear(p)
out of hand
out of house and home
out of it
out of joint

Literary usage of Out of commission

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Recollections of a Rebel Reefer by James Morris Morgan (1917)
"An order had come through the blockade that the Georgia, on account of her deficiencies in speed and fighting ability, should be put out of commission, ..."

2. The Old Navy and the New by Daniel Ammen, Ulysses Simpson Grant (1891)
"... Command of the Shenandoah—She goes to Philadelphia to be put out of Commission—Lieutenant-General Grant visits Rear-Admiral Lee, on the Minnesota, ..."

3. The Problems and Lessons of the War by George Hubbard Blakeslee (1916)
"in commission in reserve out of commission under construction Battleships Armored Cruisers ist, 2d, 3d Class Cruisers Destroyers Submarines Torpedo Boat ..."

4. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge by ed Andrew Findlater, John Merry Ross (1868)
"After the termination of the great European struggle, a large number of ships of war were put ' m ordinary,' or out of commission, and their officers placed ..."

5. The Horseless Age (1903)
"... Out of Commission. BY DR. WARREN G. BROWN. June 21, 1902, I purchased a light gasoline machine with top and ordinary equipment, which I have run 1970 ..."

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