second-in-command

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second-in-command

n
1. (Military) military an officer who is next in rank to a commanding officer
2. government a deputy
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Noun1.second-in-command - someone who relieves a commander
deputy, lieutenant - an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent

second-in-command

noun deputy, assistant, subordinate, understudy, adjutant, depute (Scot.), successor designate, number two, right-hand man or woman The President was replaced by his second-in-command.
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second-in-command

[ˈsekəndɪnkəˈmɑːnd] Nsegundo/a m/f de a bordo

second-in-command

[ˌsɛkndɪnkəˈmɑːnd] n (Mil) → comandante m in seconda (Admin) → aggiunto
References in classic literature ?
The official second-in-command under the Governor was an ex-detective named Greywood Usher, a cadaverous, careful-spoken Yankee philosopher, occasionally varying a very rigid visage with an odd apologetic grimace.