sublieutenant
noun Date: 1796 a commissioned officer in the British navy ranking immediately below lieutenant

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  • Sublieutenant — Sub lieu*ten ant, n. [Pref. sub + lieutenant: cf. F. sous lieutenant.] An inferior or second lieutenant; in the British service, a commissioned officer of the lowest rank. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sublieutenant — [sub΄lo͞o ten′ənt; ] Brit [, sub΄lef ten′ənt] n. Brit. a naval officer ranking below a lieutenant …   English World dictionary

  • sublieutenant — UK [ˌsʌblefˈtenənt] / US [ˌsʌbluˈtenənt] noun [countable] Word forms sublieutenant : singular sublieutenant plural sublieutenants an officer of middle rank in the British Navy …   English dictionary

  • sublieutenant — Midshipman Mid ship man, n.; pl. {Midshipmen}. [1913 Webster] 1. (a) Formerly, a kind of naval cadet, in a ship of war, whose business was to carry orders, messages, reports, etc., between the officers of the quarter deck and those of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sublieutenant — sublieutenancy, n. /sub looh ten euhnt/, n. Brit. a navy officer ranking next below a lieutenant. [1695 1705; SUB + LIEUTENANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • sublieutenant — sub|lieu|ten|ant [ˌsʌblefˈtenənt, lə US lu: ] n a middle rank in the Royal Navy or someone who has this rank …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sublieutenant — sub·lieu·ten·ant || ‚sÊŒbluː tenÉ™nt /‚sÊŒblef tenÉ™nt n. officer ranking below a lieutenant …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sublieutenant — noun (C) a middle rank in the Royal Navy, or someone who has this rank …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sublieutenant — sub·lieutenant …   English syllables

  • sublieutenant — sub•lieu•ten•ant [[t]ˌsʌb luˈtɛn ənt[/t]] n. brit. mil an officer in the British navy ranking next below a lieutenant • Etymology: 1695–1705 …   From formal English to slang

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