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COMMANDO (commandoes)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does commando mean? 

COMMANDO (noun)
  The noun COMMANDO has 2 senses:

1. a member of a military unit trained as shock troops for hit-and-run raids
2. an amphibious military unit trained for raids into enemy territory

  Familiarity information: COMMANDO used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COMMANDO (noun)


Sense 1commando [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

commando; ranger

Hypernyms ("commando" is a kind of...):

man; military man; military personnel; serviceman (someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force)

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)


Sense 2commando [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An amphibious military unit trained for raids into enemy territory

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("commando" is a kind of...):

force; military force; military group; military unit (a unit that is part of some military service)

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "commando"):

sayeret; Sayeret Mat'kal; Sayeret Matkal (Israel's elite secret commando unit responsible for counterterrorist and top secret intelligence gathering and hostage rescue missions)

SAS; Special Air Service (a specialist regiment of the British army that is trained in commando techniques of warfare and used in clandestine operations (especially against terrorist groups))


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