first sergeant

nounU.S. Army.
  1. the senior noncommissioned officer of a company, squadron, etc., responsible for personnel and administration.

Origin of first sergeant

First recorded in 1870–75

Words Nearby first sergeant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use first sergeant in a sentence

  • "Every office and ship and retail yard could be run by a first-sergeant," Skinner complained.

    The Go-Getter | Peter B. Kyne
  • The ex-first sergeant had taken no part in the proceedings—in fact, he knew nothing of them.

  • If he were not such a gambler and rake he would make a splendid first-sergeant.

    The Deserter | Charles King