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wing commander

n
(Military) an officer holding commissioned rank in certain air forces, such as the Royal Air Force: junior to a group captain and senior to a squadron leader

wing′ command`er


n.
a British air force officer equivalent in rank to an army lieutenant colonel.
[1910–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wing commander - (RAF rank) one who is next below a group captain
commandant, commander, commanding officer - an officer in command of a military unit
Translations
قائِد جَناح
oberstløjtnant
repülőalezredes
undirofursti
veliteľ perute

wing

(wiŋ) noun
1. one of the arm-like limbs of a bird or bat, which it usually uses in flying, or one of the similar limbs of an insect. The eagle spread his wings and flew away; The bird cannot fly as it has an injured wing; These butterflies have red and brown wings.
2. a similar structure jutting out from the side of an aeroplane. the wings of a jet.
3. a section built out to the side of a (usually large) house. the west wing of the hospital.
4. any of the corner sections of a motor vehicle. The rear left wing of the car was damaged.
5. a section of a political party or of politics in general. the Left/Right wing.
6. one side of a football etc field. He made a great run down the left wing.
7. in rugby and hockey, a player who plays mainly down one side of the field.
8. in the air force, a group of three squadrons of aircraft.
winged adjective
having wings. a winged creature.
-winged
a four-winged insect.
ˈwinger noun
in football etc, a player who plays mainly down one side of the field.
ˈwingless adjective
wings noun plural
the sides of a theatre stage. She waited in the wings.
wing commander
in the air force, the rank above squadron leader.
ˈwingspan noun
the distance from the tip of one wing to the tip of the other when outstretched (of birds, aeroplanes etc).
on the wing
flying, especially away. The wild geese are on the wing.
take under one's wing
to take (someone) under one's protection.
References in periodicals archive ?
The EC had directed political parties to advise their candidates and leaders to desist from displaying photographs of Wing Commander Varthaman in advertisements as part of their election campaign.
Justice Shaukat Aziz Saddiqui took up the petition filed by the former Wing Commander Mohammad Amir, challenging his courtmartial after PAF Kamra attacks.
A tea stall somewhere in the country has put up a banner with an image of Wing Commander Varthaman, sipping team, and the text on the banner in Urdu reads: "Aisi Chai Ki Dushman Ko Bhi Dost Banaye."
In a letter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Palaniswami has stated: "Wing Commander Abhinandan displayed amazing poise and confidence in the face of adverse condition, which has won him many hearts across the country.
SitaraiBasalat has been conferred on Wing Commander Khurram Samad (Late) while TamghaiBasalat to Squadron Leader Tahir Mahmood Anjum, Squadron Leader Umair Elahi (Late), Squadron Leader Mohammad Junaid Maqbool Malik and Squadron Leader Tanweer Ahmed (Late).
Wing Commander Mohammad Noman Ali Khan has been conferred with Sitara-i-Jur'at, while Group Capt Faheem Ahmad Khan and Sq Leader Hasan Mahmood Siddiqui have been conferred with Tamgha-i-Jur'at.
Wing Commander Noman Ali was conferred Sitara-i-Jurat and Sq Leader Hasan Mehmood Siddiqui was awarded Tamgha-i-Jurat.
RAF Valley's mascot was previously known as Wing Commander Bear, but was renamed in Andrew's memory.
With the approved changes, career program decisions for lieutenant colonels and below will now be delegated to wing commanders, or equivalent.
The FC wing commander also distributed ration among several families of the area.
Next to enter the arena was the formation of Mirage aircraft, led by Wing Commander Jehanzeb.
Behind the F-16s, was the formation of JF-17 Thunder aircraft led by Wing Commander Faisal Sajjad.