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
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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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Translations

second-in-command

[ˈsekəndɪnkəˈmɑːnd] Nsegundo/a m/f de a bordo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

second-in-command

[ˌsɛkndɪnkəˈmɑːnd] n (Mil) → comandante m in seconda (Admin) → aggiunto
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According to talk radio ranter Michael Savage, 91-year-old former FBI second-in-command Mark Felt, fleshly revealed as the Watergate whistleblower known as "Deep Throat," should be thrown in prison, along with his daughter Joan.