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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Commissioned officer ranking next above a major; One who holds the ranking.

Usage examples (35)
  • General Rosecrans had a lieutenant-colonel or major.
  • His commission as lieutenant-colonel bore date April 16, 1898.
  • Francis Ware, lieutenant-colonel; and Mordecai Gist, first major.
  • The lieutenant-colonel of the first was Piper; of the second, John for more
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