sergeant major

sergeant major
noun (plural sergeants major or sergeant majors) Date: 1797 1. a noncommissioned officer in the army or marine corps serving as chief administrative assistant in a headquarters 2. a noncommissioned officer in the marine corps ranking above a first sergeant 3. a bluish-green to yellow bony fish (Abudefduf saxatilis of the family Pomacentridae) with black vertical stripes on the sides that is widely distributed in the western tropical Atlantic Ocean

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  • sergeant major — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms sergeant major : singular sergeant major plural sergeant majors or sergeants major a person of middle rank in the army, the US Air Force, and the US Marines …   English dictionary

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