Origin of sergeant
Related formsser·gean·cy [sahr-juh n-see] /ˈsɑr dʒən si/, ser·geant·ship, noun
Definition for sergeant (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for sergeant
“Stay in formation,” a sergeant from the ceremonial unit said over a public address system to the cops along the street.
A squad soon arrived to take him away, and I saw the sergeant punch him in the face even though he went quietly.
One sergeant is quoted saying that Garner “did not appear to be in great distress.”
The contemporary Luz James, a military brat, lives with her sergeant mother.
A sergeant from the Directorate General of Prisons, Mina Olmedo, was shot and killed, and eleven other guards were badly injured.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens|Jeff Campagna|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even our sergeant, who helped during the night, took a comrade off in the morning and disappeared.My War Experiences in Two Continents|Sarah Macnaughtan
A sergeant came out with a little packet which he handed to Martin.One Man's Initiation--1917|John Dos Passos
Rawdon and Lowndes had hardly got away on the train when Sergeant Stowell and his party came searching.Lanier of the Cavalry|Charles King
I have received five wounds in the service and was made corporal and sergeant on the field of battle.Military Career of Napoleon the Great|Montgomery B. Gibbs
Dick was at the head of the column with Colonel Winchester and the sergeant.The Rock of Chickamauga|Joseph A. Altsheler
British Dictionary definitions for sergeant (1 of 4)
- (in Britain) a police officer ranking between constable and inspector
- (in the US) a police officer ranking below a captain