private first class
noun Date: 1918 an enlisted man ranking in the army above a private and below a corporal and in the marine corps above a private and below a lance corporal

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  • Private First Class — Private (Großbritannien: Private; Kanada: Private (Recruit); US Army: Private E 1) bezeichnet den niedrigsten Rang der Mannschaften vieler Streitkräfte im englischen Sprachraum. Sein Äquivalent in der deutschen Bundeswehr ist der Heeresdienstgrad …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • private first class — ☆ private first class n. an enlisted man ranking just below a corporal in the U.S. Army and just below a lance corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps: abbrev. PFC or Pfc …   English World dictionary

  • Private First Class — In many armed forces in the world, Private First Class is a rank held by junior enlisted persons. United States In the U.S. Army, Private First Class is the third lowest enlisted rank, just above Private and below Corporal or Specialist in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Private First Class — Dans l armée de terre des États Unis, Private First Class est le troisième grade le plus bas, juste au dessus de private et en dessous de caporal ou Specialist in the Army. Chez les Marines c est le deuxième plus bas, juste en dessous de Lance… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • private first class — noun : an enlistee or draftee in the army just below a corporal and above a private or in the marine corps just below a lance corporal and above a private * * * ˌprivate ˌfirst ˈclass 7 [private first class privates first class] noun a soldier of …   Useful english dictionary

  • private first class — pri′vate first′ class′ n. mil a soldier ranking above a private and below a corporal or specialist fourth class in the U.S. Army, and above a private and below a lance corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps …   From formal English to slang

  • private first class — a soldier ranking above a private and below a corporal or specialist fourth class in the U.S. Army, and above a private and below a lance corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps. [1910 15, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • private first class — noun a) An enlisted rank in the United States Army, of rank E 3, ranking above a private and below a corporal or specialist. b) An enlisted rank in the United States Marine Corps, of rank E 2, ranking above a private and below a lance corporal …   Wiktionary

  • private first class — military rank after private and before corporal, rank which has one line on the sleeve …   English contemporary dictionary

  • private first class — noun a rank in the US army, above private and below corporal …   English new terms dictionary

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