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field officer

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noun Military.
  1. an officer holding a field grade.

Origin of field officer

First recorded in 1650–60
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Examples from the Web for field officer

Historical Examples

  • "It 's no use, sir," said the surgeon, to the field-officer who had called him to the spot.

    The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. II (of II)

    Charles James Lever

  • Then he's so cripply that he could not have gone on in the service if he were not a field-officer.

  • The field-officer of the day is now announced by the orderly.

  • He was mounted on a horse which had belonged to a field-officer; and, though aged, still possessed much spirit.

  • You hate drill—parade—inspection—the adjutant—the wine committee—the paymaster—the field-officer of the day—and the major's wife.

    A Rent In A Cloud

    Charles James Lever


British Dictionary definitions for field officer

field officer

noun
  1. an officer holding field rank, namely that of major, lieutenant colonel, or colonel
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