[ suhb-loo-ten-uh nt ]
/ ˌsʌb luˈtɛn ənt /


British. a navy officer ranking next below a lieutenant.


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Origin of sublieutenant

First recorded in 1695–1705; sub- + lieutenant

OTHER WORDS FROM sublieutenant

sub·lieu·ten·an·cy, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for sublieutenant

/ (ˌsʌbləˈtɛnənt) /


the most junior commissioned officer in the Royal Navy and certain other navies

Derived forms of sublieutenant

sublieutenancy, noun
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