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.