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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An army or air force officer ranking below a captain.

Usage examples (38)
  • The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.
  • In 1862 ensign was provided in the Navy to correspond to second lieutenant; and the term lieutenant commanding became lieutenant commander.
  • In a way, the lieutenant is an extension of the king's self.
  • Simpson and Schnabel were "assistants" in the way a lieutenant is an "assistant" to a colonel. for more
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