- a sergeant who carries the regimental, battalion, or national colours, as in a colour guard
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Examples from the Web for colour sergeant
I'll report you to my father, and he'll report you to the Colour-Sergeant.Soldiers Three, Part II.
In reality the colour-sergeant and the non-commissioned officers were all-powerful.
Two of them are sergeants, and one is colour-sergeant; McAllister is his name.
The colour-sergeant did not quite realise the war till then.The Challenge of the Dead
When I joined my battalion a colour-sergeant was told off to carry me about.John Brown
Captain R. W. Campbell