top sergeant

Origin of top sergeant

First recorded in 1915–20
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Examples from the Web for top sergeant

Historical Examples of top sergeant

  • When Newt scowled in that fashion the top-sergeant was troubled with apprehension.

    The Code of the Mountains

    Charles Neville Buck

  • His top-sergeant had seen to that, even though the soldier had surreptitiously sought to slip a revolver inside his army shirt.

    The Code of the Mountains

    Charles Neville Buck

  • Top-Sergeant Peter Spooner glanced at that scowl, and a faint frown crossed his own features.

    The Code of the Mountains

    Charles Neville Buck

  • If he paused even a second in his reports a top-sergeant's yell from the Colonel's throat came back for him to keep talking.

  • Then early in the afternoon my top-sergeant got a bayonet, and a hand-grenade got a group of my non-commissioned officers.