lance sergeant

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noun British Military.

a sergeant of the lowest rank.
(formerly) a corporal appointed to act as sergeant, without increase in pay; an acting sergeant.

Nearby words

  1. lancastrian,
  2. lance,
  3. lance corporal,
  4. lance of courtesy,
  5. lance rest,
  6. lancefield classification,
  7. lancejack,
  8. lancelet,
  9. lancelot,
  10. lancelot, sir

Origin of lance sergeant

First recorded in 1805–15; see origin at lance corporal

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British Dictionary definitions for lance sergeant

lance sergeant

noun

a corporal acting as a sergeant, usually on a temporary basis and without additional pay
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