- a commissioned officer ranking next below a colonel and next above a major.
Origin of lieutenant colonel
Examples from the Web for lieutenant colonel
Contemporary Examples of lieutenant colonel
The Israeli military quickly suspended the officer, a lieutenant-colonel, and stressed that the beating ran against Army policies.Mira Ten-Hagen’s Viral Video: Israel and Foreign Activists Clash
April 17, 2012
Lieutenant-Colonel Abercromby, who had led the only serious sortie from Yorktown, chewed his sword in impotent rage.Washington in Victory
October 10, 2008
Historical Examples of lieutenant colonel
On the same day Lieutenant-Colonel Gresham was forced by ill-health to leave us.With Manchesters in the East
Gerald B. Hurst
In 1748, he was a lieutenant-colonel in the Swiss guards, in the service of Holland.Chronicles of Border Warfare
Alexander Scott Withers
He was a lieutenant-colonel, just one step above my own rank.
Lieutenant-Colonel Albright was leading our regiment and I was by his side.
This was no less than the removal of our Lieutenant-Colonel.The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete
Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
- an officer holding commissioned rank immediately junior to a colonel in certain armies, air forces, and marine corps