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lieutenant colonel

noun, U.S. Military.
a commissioned officer ranking next below a colonel and next above a major.
Origin of lieutenant colonel
First recorded in 1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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lieutenant colonel

an officer holding commissioned rank immediately junior to a colonel in certain armies, air forces, and marine corps
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