lieutenant colonel(redirected from Pplk)
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1. A commissioned rank in the US Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps that is above major and below colonel.
2. One who holds this rank.
(Military) an officer holding commissioned rank immediately junior to a colonel in certain armies, air forces, and marine corps
a commissioned army or air force officer ranking above a major.
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|Noun||1.||lieutenant colonel - a commissioned officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines holding a rank above major and below colonel|
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
colonel - a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines who ranks above a lieutenant colonel and below a brigadier general