second lieutenant

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noun U.S. Military.

an Army, Air Force, or Marine officer of the lowest commissioned rank.Compare ensign(def 4).

Origin of second lieutenant

First recorded in 1695–1705
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second lieutenant

noun

an officer holding the lowest commissioned rank in the armed forces of certain nations
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