second lieutenant

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second lieutenant

1. The lowest commissioned rank in the US Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps.
2. One who holds this rank.

second lieutenant

(Military) an officer holding the lowest commissioned rank in the armed forces of certain nations

sec′ond lieuten′ant

an officer in the U.S. Army, Air Force, or Marines of the lowest commissioned rank. Compare ensign (def. 4).
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Noun1.second lieutenant - a commissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marine Corps holding the lowest ranksecond lieutenant - a commissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marine Corps holding the lowest rank
lieutenant - a commissioned military officer
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(ˈsekənd) adjective
1. next after, or following, the first in time, place etc. February is the second month of the year; She finished the race in second place.
2. additional or extra. a second house in the country.
3. lesser in importance, quality etc. She's a member of the school's second swimming team.
next after the first. He came second in the race.
1. a second person, thing etc. You're the second to arrive.
2. a person who supports and helps a person who is fighting in a boxing match etc.
to agree with (something said by a previous speaker), especially to do so formally. He proposed the motion and I seconded it.
ˈsecondary adjective
1. coming after, and at a more advanced level than, primary. secondary education.
2. lesser in importance. a matter of secondary importance.
nounplural ˈsecondaries
a secondary school.
ˈseconder noun
a person who seconds.
ˈsecondly adverb
in the second place. I have two reasons for not buying the house – firstly, it's too big, and secondly it's too far from town.
secondary colours
colours got by mixing primary colours. Orange and purple are secondary colours.
secondary school
a school where subjects are taught at a more advanced level than at primary school.
ˌsecond-ˈbest noun, adjective
next after the best; not the best. She wore her second-best hat; I want your best work – your second-best is not good enough.
ˌsecond-ˈclass adjective
1. of or in the class next after or below the first; not of the very best quality. a second-class restaurant; He gained a second-class honours degree in French.
2. (for) travelling in a part of a train etc that is not as comfortable or luxurious as some other part. a second-class passenger; His ticket is second-class; (also adverb) I'll be travelling second-class.
ˌsecond-ˈhand adjective
previously used by someone else. second-hand clothes.
second lieutenant
a person of the rank below lieutenant. Second Lieutenant Jones.
ˌsecond-ˈrate adjective
inferior. The play was pretty second-rate.
second sight
the power of seeing into the future or into other mysteries. They asked a woman with second sight where the dead body was.
second thoughts
a change of opinion, decision etc. I'm having second thoughts about selling the piano.
at second hand
through or from another person. I heard the news at second hand.
come off second best
to be the loser in a struggle. That cat always comes off second best in a fight.
every second week/month etc
(on or during) alternate weeks, months etc. He comes in every second day.
second to none
better than every other of the same type. As a portrait painter, he is second to none.
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The 2LT features fog lamps, exterior enhancements and heated front seats.
2LT Luke Cuddy, team two OIC, and SFC Michael Guillory, team two NCOIC, and their team of five combat cameramen did an excellent job during the second two weeks of the four week Roving Sands exercise at Fort Bliss, Texas.
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The vehicle is available in four trim levels: LS, 1LT, 2LT and LTZ, coupled with all-wheel or front-wheel drive.
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It also achieved a Basic assessment for the frontal crash prevention system when outfitted with the optional Advanced Safety Package available on 2LT and above trim packages, meeting the requirements for the Top Safety Pick+ consideration.
The hero of the battle was undoubtedly the young and intrepid 2Lt Arun Khetarpal,PVC, who had laid down his life but stopped the enemy tank charge dead in its track and thereby saved the infantry who had established the bridge head across the Basantar River.