special staff

noun(used with a singular or plural verb)Military.
  1. all staff officers assigned to headquarters of a division or higher unit who are not members of the general staff or personal staff.

Origin of special staff

First recorded in 1955–60

Words Nearby special staff

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How to use special staff in a sentence

  • It afterwards became a separate branch of railway business, and was entrusted to a special staff.

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  • That a special staff officer should be appointed to organize the proposed mounted corps.

  • Besides this, the National Phonograph Company maintains a special staff for carrying on the business with foreign countries.

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  • The men who succeed at special staff work are those who stick to the principle enunciated.

  • The temptation of the special staff men, call them inspectors or efficiency engineers, if you please, is to become meddlers.