first sergeant

noun U.S. Army.

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

Origin of first sergeant

First recorded in 1870–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for first sergeant

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

    The Go-Getter|Peter B. Kyne