Havildar
Havildar Hav`il*dar" (h[a^]v`[i^]l*d[aum]r"), n. In the British Indian armies, a noncommissioned officer of native soldiers, corresponding to a sergeant. [1913 Webster]

{Havildar major}, a native sergeant major in the East Indian army. [1913 Webster]


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  • Havildar — est le grade équivalent à sergent au sein de l armée britannique, juste au dessus de Naik. Ce grade est toujours utilisé dans les armées indiennes et pakistanaises. Comme le sergent de l armée britannique, l Havildar porte trois chevrons comme… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Havildar — (Hindi: हविलदार (Devanagari) حوِلدار (Perso Arabic)) was the Military In Charge of a Fort during the times of Maratha Empire. In the British Indian Army it was equivalent rank to Sergeant, next above Naik, and is still used in the modern Indian… …   Wikipedia

  • Havildar — (Havaldar), 1) in Ostindien ein Verwaltungsbeamter zweiten Ranges, dessen Functionen jedoch in den verschiedenen Landestheilen verschieden sind; 2) in den Seapoysregimentern ein höherer Unteroffizier, ungefähr unserm Sergeant entsprechend …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • havildar — UK [ˈhæv(ə)ldɑː(r)] / US [ˈhæv(ə)lˌdɑr] noun [countable] Word forms havildar : singular havildar plural havildars Indian English a sergeant in the army or police …   English dictionary

  • havildar — noun /ˈhavɪldɑː,ˈhævɪldɑɻ/ A military rank of the British Indian Army and of the modern armies of India and Pakistan, equivalent to sergeant. ‘There was a great fight,’ said the Havildar, ‘and of us no man escaped unhurt.’ …   Wiktionary

  • havildar — n. an Indian NCO corresponding to an army sergeant. Etymology: Hind. havildar f. Pers. hawaldar trust holder …   Useful english dictionary

  • havildar — n. native soldier who is a noncommissioned officer in British Indian armies …   English contemporary dictionary

  • havildar — [ havɪldα:] noun (in the Indian subcontinent) a soldier or police officer corresponding to a sergeant. Origin from Urdu hawildār, from Pers. ḥawāldār trust holder …   English new terms dictionary

  • havildar — hav·il·dar …   English syllables

  • havildar — /ˈhavɪlda/ (say hahvildah) noun Indian English a non commissioned officer in the army. {Urdu, from Persian, from Arabic hawalah charge + Persian dar holder} …   Australian English dictionary

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