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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
1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The first place that lieutenant colonel Alberti put at our disposal was the camp kitchen.

  • lieutenant colonel Bonnival was also there to represent the State.

    A Royal Prisoner Pierre Souvestre
  • lieutenant colonel Parker and four others have gone up the country towards Franklin, to see about new headquarters there.

    Diary of an Enlisted Man Lawrence Van Alstyne
  • lieutenant colonel Crane fell in the same fight and but just after Creighton fell.

  • lieutenant colonel Martin was then assigned to command of the third.

British Dictionary definitions for lieutenant colonel

lieutenant colonel

an officer holding commissioned rank immediately junior to a colonel in certain armies, air forces, and marine corps
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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