flight lieutenant
noun Date: 1914 a commissioned officer in the British air force who ranks with a captain in the army

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  • Flight Lieutenant — (Flt Lt in the RAF; FLTLT in the RAAF and RNZAF, F/L in the former RCAF) is a junior commissioned rank in the Royal Air Force [cite web |url=http://www.raf.mod.uk/structure/commissionedranks.cfm |title=Ranks and Badges of the Royal Air Force… …   Wikipedia

  • flight lieutenant — flight lieutenants also flight lieutenant N COUNT; N TITLE In the British air force, a flight lieutenant is an officer of the rank below squadron leader …   English dictionary

  • flight lieutenant — noun : an aviation officer (as in the British Royal Air Force) equivalent in rank to a captain in the army * * * flight lieutenant noun A Royal Air Force officer of rank corresponding to naval lieutenant or army captain • • • Main Entry: ↑flight… …   Useful english dictionary

  • flight lieutenant — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms flight lieutenant : singular flight lieutenant plural flight lieutenants an officer of middle rank in the British air force …   English dictionary

  • flight-lieutenant — see flight lieutenant …   English dictionary

  • flight lieutenant — flight lieu tenant n a middle rank in the British air force, or someone who holds this rank …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flight lieutenant — noun A rank in the RAF, between that of flying officer and squadron leader, of a person in charge of a flight of aircraft …   Wiktionary

  • flight lieutenant — /ˈflaɪt lɛftɛnənt/ (say fluyt leftenuhnt) noun 1. a commissioned rank in the Royal Australian Air Force above that of flying officer and below that of squadron leader, equivalent to captain in the army, or lieutenant in the navy. 2. a similar… …   Australian English dictionary

  • flight-lieutenant —    ‘Good morning, Flightlieutenant Jardine,’ says a nurse to a patient in The Face Maker, by Richard Gordon. A flightlieutenant is a commissioned officer in the Royal Air Force. His rank corresponds with that of a naval lieutenant or an army… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • flight lieutenant — commissioned officer in the air force (in Australia, Britain and Canada) …   English contemporary dictionary

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