sergeant major


noun
  1. U.S. Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps. a noncommissioned officer serving as chief administrative assistant in a unit headquarters.

  2. U.S. Marine Corps. a noncommissioned officer ranking above a first sergeant.

  1. a small damselfish, Abudefduf saxatilis, inhabiting warm Atlantic waters, having vertical black stripes on each side.

Origin of sergeant major

1
First recorded in 1565–75

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British Dictionary definitions for sergeant major

sergeant major

noun
  1. a noncommissioned officer of the highest rank or having specific administrative tasks in branches of the armed forces of various countries

  2. a large damselfish, Abudefduf saxatilis, having a bluish-grey body marked with black stripes

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