sublieutenant

[suhb-loo-ten-uh nt]

Origin of sublieutenant

First recorded in 1695–1705; sub- + lieutenant
Related formssub·lieu·ten·an·cy, noun
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Examples from the Web for sublieutenant

Historical Examples of sublieutenant

  • My dear young lady, the Sublieutenant cried, approaching her with a leer.

  • A sublieutenant sabers a student who had inadvertently jogged his elbow.

    Comrade Kropotkin

    Victor Robinson

  • "He says he wants a tow for that boat of his," reported the sublieutenant.

    Told in the East

    Talbot Mundy

  • Sublieutenant Boucher, apparently a mere lad, was in command, and handled his ship with the skill of an older sailor.

  • The Colonel bent low over his cups and laughed at a joke the Sublieutenant whispered.


British Dictionary definitions for sublieutenant

sublieutenant

noun
  1. the most junior commissioned officer in the Royal Navy and certain other navies
Derived Formssublieutenancy, noun
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