- 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
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
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.The Blue and The Gray
A. R. White
Patrick MacLean, the color-sergeant, grinned as he reached out a welcoming hand to both surgeon and nurse.Leerie