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Commodore. In the British navy a senior post-captain provisionally invested with the ordinary powers of a rear-admiral, but entitled to fly a broad pennant instead of a flag. Commodores are of three classes, and each wears a rear-admiral's uniform, with but very slight variations. The full pay of a commodore of the first-class is £3 a day, with allowances. In yacht clubs, and in the merchant service, commodore signifies chief captain, either by election or by seniority, as the case may be. In the United States navy commodore is not a provisional distinction, but a regular rank, intervening between rear-admiral and captain, and having attached to it a salary equal to £1,000 a year.