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1. A commissioned rank in the US Army, Air Force, and Marines that is above second lieutenant and below captain.
2. One who holds this rank.
3. A lieutenant in the US Navy or Coast Guard, responsible for maintaining the ship's exterior and for management of the ship's deck.
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1. (Military) the officer responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of a warship, esp the executive officer of a smaller ship in the Royal Navy
2. (Military) an officer holding commissioned rank in the US Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, or in certain other forces, senior to a second lieutenant and junior to a captain
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a military officer ranking next above second lieutenant and next below a captain.
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|Noun||1.||first lieutenant - a commissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marines ranking above a 2nd lieutenant and below a captain|
lieutenant - a commissioned military officer
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