Meaning of commodore
Pronunciation: (kom'u-dôr", -dōr"), [key]
- a grade of flag officer next in rank below a rear admiral.
- an officer in temporary command of a squadron, sometimes over a captain on the same ship.
- the senior captain when two or more ships of war are cruising in company.
- (in the U.S. Navy and Merchant Marine) the officer in command of a convoy.
- the senior captain of a line of merchant vessels.
- the president or head of a yacht club or boat club.
- commodore (Thesaurus)