- Southern African a commander of burgher troops called up in time of war or in an emergency, esp during the 19th centuryOften shortened to: cornet
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Historical Examples of field cornet
Words cannot depict the emotions of the field-cornet at that moment.
The field-cornet and his family had proof of the want of truth in this assertion.
No wonder there was anxiety that night in the kraal of the field-cornet.
The thoughts of the field-cornet were now turned to the west.
That was an important hour—the hour of a great crisis in the life of the field-cornet.