commando

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n commando an amphibious military unit trained for raids into enemy territory
    • n commando a member of a military unit trained as shock troops for hit-and-run raids
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n commando A military expedition or raid undertaken by private individuals for personal ends; more specifically, the name given to the quasimilitary expeditions undertaken by the Boers and English farmers of South Africa against the natives.
    • n commando The enrolled militia of an electoral district in the late Dutch republics of South Africa.
    • n commando A unit of the Boer army commanded by an officer whose title was Commandant.
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Usage

In literature:

I was approached by all sorts of people pleading exemption from commando duty.
"My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War" by Ben Viljoen
He rode off in a great hurry, first asking self and Halsey whether our small commandos wanted to stop or go off.
"With the Naval Brigade in Natal (1899-1900)" by Charles Richard Newdigate Burne
He had skirmished with the scouts of this commando and had lost one man.
"The Second Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers in the South African War" by Cecil Francis Romer and Arthur Edward Mainwaring
Finally the inner door cycled open and Tarlac stepped through, to confront what he thought of as a commando squad.
"Fearful Symmetry" by Ann Wilson
The Free State commandos crossed the Orange River on October 31st, 1899.
"Lord Milner's Work in South Africa" by W. Basil Worsfold
Thus, in March a British force under Sir Harry Smith defeated a commando of Boers at Boomplaatz.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
Mr. Naude said that he was delegated by a portion of the Pretoria commando and by the detached commando under General Kemp.
"The Peace Negotiations" by J. D. Kestell
We have halted at Rietfontein which is a mile or so from Commando Nek.
"A Yeoman's Letters" by P. T. Ross
But, I say, what about your commando fellows?
"The Kopje Garrison" by George Manville Fenn
There are said to be several commandos in laager on the Border.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Their plan was to join their commandos with a force under Maritz from German Southwest Africa.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
A shadow fell over the commando's face.
"The Campaign of the Jungle" by Edward Stratemeyer
Each "commando" was formed from the burghers of military age of an electoral district.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
The Germans knew that tossing a grenade in just that manner was the way Rangers and Commandos worked.
"A Yankee Flier in Italy" by Rutherford G. Montgomery
On more than one occasion also he had distinguished himself in commandoes against the Kaffir tribes.
"Adventures of Hans Sterk" by A.W. Drayson
On the 11th of December 1834 a chief of high rank was killed while resisting a commando party.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
Well, the Dutch commando attacked Omatoko's village by night and burnt it, as Frank says, to the ground.
"Hair-Breadth Escapes" by H.C. Adams
Dreifacher Hoellen-Zwung und Magische (Geister-Commando) nebst den schwarzen Raaben.
"Demonology and Devil-lore" by Moncure Daniel Conway
My waggons and cattle had also to be given up for the use of the commando.
"Twenty-Five Years in a Waggon in South Africa" by Andrew A. Anderson
To levy troops Commando .
"South Africa and the Boer-British War, Volume I" by J. Castell Hopkins
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In news:

Have a look at "The Commando " out to protect Ted this weekend from all you angry weekend warriors.
Venus Williams Wearing Underwear Or Going Commando At Australian Open.
Venus Williams wore a sexy yellow outfit at the Australian Open but the big question is was the tennis star going commando or wearing skin-colored underwear.
"I first saw Alberto Fujimori on CNN, just after his commandos stormed the Japanese embassy in Peru, freeing all but one hostage and ending a four-month crisis".
JERUSALEM — Israel's state comptroller, the government's watchdog, issued a report on Wednesday harshly criticizing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his handling of a commando raid on a Gaza-bound Turkish ship in 2010.
Love Commandos rescue India's forbidden couples.
An American special forces soldier was killed this week by a US-trained Afghan commando, during a joint night raid operation.
Putin dubs McCain 'nuts', says US drones, commandos killed Gaddafi .
Go to main page News Putin dubs McCain 'nuts', says US drones, commandos killed Gaddafi .
Commandos were second in league tourney last year.
Taking advantage of four Hendersonville turnovers Lebanon scored an improbable 13-7 victory over the Commandos Friday at Tribble Field / Watkins Stadium.
The killing of a Korean coast guard commando by a Chinese commercial fishing captain is just the latest in a series of clashes, and reinforces popular Korean belief that China is a threat.
British Commandos in a High-Altitude Operation to Hunt Taliban and Al Qaeda.
Using thermal night-vision cameras, the commandos spot -- and shoot -- a man approaching the settlement with a gun.
Commandos skate away to 3-1 win.
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In science:

Such a string is truly random and its Kolmogorov complexity is the length of the string itself plus the commando print1 .
A Short Introduction to Kolmogorov Complexity
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