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Definition of "high command" [high command]

  • The supreme headquarters of a military force. (noun)
  • The most powerful leaders of an organization. (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 "high command" in a sentence
  • "As a result, the British high command began to elaborate a scheme to conquer the American South by occupying Florida and Georgia, establishing a chain of forts across the Carolinas, and seizing Charleston, which, in the opinion of Lord Germain, would inspire the majority of the local population “to flock to the standard of the king.”"
  • "In the end, Nicholls's brigade, as well as Rodes's and Heth's, had to be left without commanding officers of proper grade—an ominous admission that superior, developed material of high command had been exhausted temporarily."
  • "Because this situation subjected the Confederate army to the danger of surprise whenever it was on the Rappahannock, the high command retained on the north bank of the river at Rappahannock Bridge a tête-de-pont where it could hold part of Meade's army while it concentrated against the Unionists who attacked at Kelly's."