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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commando  \Com*man"do\,  n.  [D.  See  {Command},  v.  t.] 
  In  South  Africa,  a  military  body  or  command;  also  sometimes 
  an  expedition  or  raid;  as  a  commando  of  a  hundred  Boers. 
 
  The  war  bands,  called  commandos,  have  played  a  great 
  part  in  the  .  .  .  military  history  of  the  country. 
  --James  Bryce. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  commando 
  n  1:  a  member  of  a  military  unit  trained  as  shock  troops  for 
  hit-and-run  raids  [syn:  {ranger}] 
  2:  an  amphibious  military  unit  trained  for  raids  into  enemy 
  territory 




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