second lieutenant
noun Date: 1702 a commissioned officer of the lowest rank in the army, air force, or marine corps

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  • Second Lieutenant — is the lowest commissioned officer military rank in many armed forces. In British English the rank is pronounced second /lɛf tɛnənt/ (lef tenent), while in American English it is pronounced second /lu tɛnənt/ (loo tenent).United Kingdom and… …   Wikipedia

  • second lieutenant — second lieutenants 1) N COUNT A second lieutenant is an officer in the army who ranks directly below a lieutenant. [BRIT] 2) A second lieutenant is an officer in the army, air force, or marines who ranks directly below a first lieutenant. [AM] …   English dictionary

  • second lieutenant — n. a commissioned officer of the lowest rank in the U.S. Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps …   English World dictionary

  • Second Lieutenant — Der Leutnant ist ein militärischer Dienstgrad. In der NATO hat der Leutnant den Rangcode OF 1 (wobei OF für officer steht). Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Historisch 2 Deutschland 2.1 Dienstgrad 2.2 Ausbildung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • second lieutenant — noun a commissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marine Corps holding the lowest rank • Syn: ↑2nd lieutenant • Hypernyms: ↑lieutenant * * * noun, pl ⋯ ants [count] : an officer in the U.S. Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps who ranks below a …   Useful english dictionary

  • second lieutenant — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms second lieutenant : singular second lieutenant plural second lieutenants an officer of low rank in the army, the US air force, or the marines …   English dictionary

  • second lieutenant — noun a) The lowest rank of a commissioned army officer, below a lieutenant. b) The lowest rank of a commissioned officer in the United States Army, United States Air Force, or United States Marine Corps, below a first lieutenant. The rank of… …   Wiktionary

  • second lieutenant — second lieu tenant n a middle rank in several of the US and British military forces, or someone who has this rank …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • second lieutenant — second lieu tenant noun count an officer of low rank in the army, the U.S. air force, or the MARINES …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • second lieutenant — noun a rank of officer in the army and the US air force, above warrant officer or chief warrant officer and below lieutenant or first lieutenant …   English new terms dictionary

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