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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. 2017.
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  • And with that the two men went off together to the private room of the orderly officer.

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

  • My General offered the remark: "An orderly officer is responsible for the health of his General."

    The Secrets of a Kuttite Edward O. Mousley
  • 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
  • "I must get a fatigue party on to that timber to-morrow," had said the orderly officer to himself.

    Letters from France C. E. W. Bean
  • From thence he dashed into the orderly-room, and knocked at the inner door, where the orderly officer for the night was on duty.

  • An orderly officer entered with a brisk step and brought his heels together before the Kaiser.

    The Woman of Mystery Maurice Leblanc
  • "Captain Scott, I believe, sir," said the orderly officer stepping forward.

  • Caius Sulpicius and his orderly officer stood watching them.

    Letters from France C. E. W. Bean
  • 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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