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colour sergeant

noun
  1. a sergeant who carries the regimental, battalion, or national colours, as in a colour guard
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Historical Examples of colour sergeant

  • I'll report you to my father, and he'll report you to the Colour-Sergeant.

    Soldiers Three, Part II.

    Rudyard Kipling

  • 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.

  • When I joined my battalion a colour-sergeant was told off to carry me about.

    John Brown

    Captain R. W. Campbell