Definition of Second-in-command

1. Noun. Someone who relieves a commander.

Generic synonyms: Deputy, Lieutenant



Definition of Second-in-command

1. Noun. Somebody ranking next below a commander. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Second-in-command

second-degree murder
second-degree murders
second-generation
second-growth forest
second-guess
second-guessed
second-guesser
second-guessers
second-guesses
second-guessing
second-half
second-hand
second-hand smoke
second-hand speech
second-hand store
second-in-command (current term)
second-level domain
second-level domains
second-look operation
second-order
second-order conditioning
second-order kinetics
second-person
second-person plural
second-person plurals
second-person singular
second-person singulars
second-place finish
second-rate
second-rater

Literary usage of Second-in-command

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1. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1863)
"1 Captain Schneider's, Captain Schneider be- in;: .second in command. Colonel Green commanded the sharp-shooters, who were detailed ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"He was again ordered to Canada as second in command under Sir George Prevost 1813; planned and effected the capture of Fort Niagara; planned the successful ..."

3. The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French: With a Preliminary by Walter Scott (1827)
"Tfie latter defeated with much slaughter.—Buonaparte, appointed Second in Command <f the Army of the Interior—then General in ( 'hief-—Marries Madame ..."

4. The South in the Building of the Nation: A History of the Southern States by Walter Lynwood Fleming (1909)
"He fought under Daniel Boone at the battle of Lower Blue Lick, being second in command ; was colonel in the Miami expedition ..."

5. Diary of Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy Under Lincoln and Johnson by Gideon Welles (1911)
"... Conditions in the South — Foote succeeds Du Pont in Command of the South Atlantic Squadron — Dahlgren declines to be Second in Command. May 1, Friday. ..."

6. Diary of Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy Under Lincoln and Johnson by Gideon Welles (1911)
"... Conditions in the South — Foote succeeds Du Pont in Command of the South Atlantic Squadron — Dahlgren declines to be Second in Command. May 1, Friday. ..."

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