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color sergeant

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noun
  1. a sergeant who has charge of battalion or regimental colors.

Origin of color sergeant

First recorded in 1805–15
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Examples from the Web for color sergeant

Historical Examples

  • I must inform the reader that the captain and color-sergeant are closely allied.

    A Soldier's Life

    Edwin G. Rundle

  • The blood of the color-sergeant is there, black now with age.

    The Crisis, Complete

    Winston Churchill

  • Where the color-sergeant plants the standard, there the soldiers are expected to rally.

  • When the battle began, the color-sergeant had received a ball in the breast, and had fallen dead.

  • Patrick MacLean, the color-sergeant, grinned as he reached out a welcoming hand to both surgeon and nurse.

    Leerie

    Ruth Sawyer