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com·man·do

 (kə-măn′dō)
n. pl. com·man·dos or com·man·does
1.
a. A small fighting force specially trained for making quick destructive raids against enemy-held areas.
b. A member of such a force.
2.
a. An organized force of Boer troops in South Africa.
b. A raid made by such a force.
Idiom:
go commando Slang
To wear clothing without wearing undergarments, especially underpants.

[Afrikaans kommando, from Dutch commando, unit of troops, from Spanish comando, from comandar, to command, from Late Latin commandāre; see command.]
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commando

(kəˈmɑːndəʊ)
n, pl -dos or -does
1. (Military)
a. an amphibious military unit trained for raiding
b. a member of such a unit
2. (Military) the basic unit of the Royal Marine Corps
3. (Historical Terms) (originally) an armed force raised by Boers during the Boer War
4. (modifier) denoting or relating to a commando or force of commandos: a commando raid; a commando unit.
adv
(Clothing & Fashion) go commando informal to wear no underpants
[C19: from Afrikaans kommando, from Dutch commando command, from French commander to command]
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com•man•do

(kəˈmæn doʊ, -ˈmɑn-)

n., pl. -dos, -does.
1.
a. (in World War II) a combat unit specially trained for surprise raids against Axis forces.
b. any military unit organized for similar operations.
c. a member of such a unit.
2. a member of an assault team trained to operate against terrorist attacks.
[1785–95; < Afrikaans kommando raid, raiding party, a unit of militia < Portuguese commando unit commanded]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.commando - a member of a military unit trained as shock troops for hit-and-run raidscommando - a member of a military unit trained as shock troops for hit-and-run raids
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
military man, serviceman, man, military personnel - someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force; "two men stood sentry duty"
2.commando - an amphibious military unit trained for raids into enemy territory
military force, military group, military unit, force - a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
sayeret, Sayeret Matkal, Sayeret Mat'kal - 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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Translations
فِدائي، مِغْوار
komando
kommando
sissisissipartio
kommandó
hermaîur í sérsveit
komandosas
desantnieksdesantvienība
komando

commando

[kəˈmɑːndəʊ] N (commandos or commandoes (pl)) (= man, group) → comando m
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commando

[kəˈmɑːndəʊ] n
(= person) → commando m
(= group) → commando mcommand performance nreprésentation f de gala (en l'honneur d'un roi ou d'un chef d'état)command post nposte m de commandement
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commando

n pl <-s> (Mil) (= soldier)Angehörige(r) meines Kommando(trupp)s; (= unit)Kommando (→ trupp m) nt
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commando

[kəˈmɑːndəʊ] n (group) → commando m inv; (soldier) → soldato appartenente ad un commando
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commando

(kəˈmaːndəu) plural comˈmandos noun
(a member of) a unit of troops specially trained for tasks requiring special courage and skill.
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