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Commando  n.  
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."
A usually small military unit trained to perform special missions, often behind enemy lines, and usually employing hit-and-run tactics. Such units often have the destruction of fixed targets, such as enemy installations, as their mission, in contrast to normal combat units which engage the enemy army directly.
A member of a commando (2) unit.

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... directions which it contains." Some of the most troublesome foreign complications, as often before, first came up for settlement in the Colonial Office. Thus, in March a British force under Sir Harry Smith defeated a commando of Boers at Boomplaatz. Other Boer forces were dispersed. The British flag was hoisted beyond the Orange River and the annexation of that territory to ...
— A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year - Volume Two (of Three) • Edwin Emerson

Words linked to "Commando" :   ranger, military man, Sayeret Mat'kal, war machine, SAS, force, Special Air Service, military unit, Sayeret Matkal, military machine, sayeret, serviceman, man, armed services, military force

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