provost sergeant


noun Military.

the senior noncommissioned officer of a prison or other confinement facility whose chief duty is the supervision of prisoners and of the military police unit.

Origin of provost sergeant

First recorded in 1865–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for provost sergeant

Historical Examples of provost sergeant

  • Sergeant (to the Provost-Sergeant), take charge of these two men.

  • He took the Provost-Sergeant unt part of his staff with him, but I had to be left behind to finish up this work.

  • As for you, I shall deliver you to the Provost-Sergeant, who will need no words from me to tell him how to deal with you.

  • The Color-Sergeant was provost-Sergeant also, and had entire charge of the prisoners and of the daily policing of the camp.

  • The Provost-Sergeant had been watching them, at the instigation of a sharp-eyed, clerkly-looking man in semi-uniform.