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provost sergeant

[ proh-voh ]
/ ˈproʊ voʊ /
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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.

Nearby words

provolone, provost, provost court, provost guard, provost marshal, provost sergeant, prow, prowar, prowess, prowfish, prowl

Origin of provost sergeant

First recorded in 1865–70
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