commander in chiefcommander in chief
pl. commanders in chief
- the supreme commander of the armed forces of a nation, as, in the U.S., the President
- an officer in command of all armed forces in a certain theater of war
commander in chief
nounpl. commanders in chief Abbr. CINC or C in C
- The supreme commander of all the armed forces of a nation.
- The officer commanding a major armed force.
- Alternative spelling of commander in chief.