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Definition of "commando" [com•man•do]

  • A small fighting force specially trained for making quick destructive raids against enemy-held areas. (noun)
  • A member of such a force. (noun)
  • An organized force of Boer troops in South Africa. (noun)
  • A raid made by such a force. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "commando" in a sentence
  • "Sidiqi is said to have told his interrogators that members of the group were planning to participate in commando-style attacks on major landmarks in Berlin and other European cities."
  • "I suspect the military commando is a tough guy that talks in a tough voice and prepares the troop for the worst missing of their lives."
  • "Once that is complete, a commando from the Chilean navy will be lowered into the mine to evaluate the miners 'health and divide them into three groups: the able, the weak, the most able."