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orderly officer

Military. officer of the day, as in the British army or, formerly, in the U.S. Army.
Origin of orderly officer
First recorded in 1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Taken up with my duties of orderly officer, it was only in the morning that I could assure myself of the safety of my own family.

    A Set of Six Joseph Conrad
  • On my entry he of the broken leg demanded in broken tones to be at once paraded before the orderly officer.

  • I have summoned him near me; I have made him an orderly officer—there's an end to his troubles.

    Napoleon's Letters to Josephine Henry Foljambe Hall
  • An orderly officer stepped into the tent and brought the Prince an order to appear at once before the Commander-in-Chief.

  • Presently the colonel seeing that this company did not rally sent an orderly officer who made his way up to it by protected paths.

    Evolution, Old & New Samuel Butler
  • My General offered the remark: "An orderly officer is responsible for the health of his General."

    The Secrets of a Kuttite Edward O. Mousley
  • From thence he dashed into the orderly-room, and knocked at the inner door, where the orderly officer for the night was on duty.

  • And with that the two men went off together to the private room of the orderly officer.

  • "Captain Scott, I believe, sir," said the orderly officer stepping forward.

  • Old "Spindle-legs" threw up his hands, gasped like a fish, and it seemed half a minute before he whispered "orderly officer."

    Into the Jaws of Death

    Jack O'Brien
British Dictionary definitions for orderly officer

orderly officer

another name for officer of the day
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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