first lieutenant


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first lieutenant

n.
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.

first lieutenant

n
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

first′ lieuten′ant



n.
a military officer ranking next above second lieutenant and next below a captain.
[1775–85]
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One is a dark beauty in the prime of womanhood--the wife of First Lieutenant Crayford, of the
Everything supplied an amusement to the high glee of William's mind, and he was full of frolic and joke in the intervals of their higher-toned subjects, all of which ended, if they did not begin, in praise of the Thrush, conjectures how she would be employed, schemes for an action with some superior force, which (supposing the first lieutenant out of the way, and William was not very merciful to the first lieutenant) was to give himself the next step as soon as possible, or speculations upon prize-money, which was to be generously distributed at home, with only the reservation of enough to make the little cottage comfortable, in which he and Fanny were to pass all their middle and later life together.
Captain Benwick had some time ago been first lieutenant of the Laconia; and the account which Captain Wentworth had given of him, on his return from Lyme before, his warm praise of him as an excellent young man and an officer, whom he had always valued highly, which must have stamped him well in the esteem of every listener, had been followed by a little history of his private life, which rendered him perfectly interesting in the eyes of all the ladies.
But still John Clayton, Lord Greystoke, stood deaf and unseeing, suffering the pangs of keen regret for the opportunity that he had wasted because he had been so gullible as to place credence in a single statement of the first lieutenant of his arch-enemy.
It was further understood that we were to act as a military organization under military rules and discipline--I as commander, with Bradley as my first lieutenant and Olson as my second, in command of the Englishmen; while von Schoenvorts was to act as an additional second lieutenant and have charge of his own men.
In fact, I was bred in the Royal Navy, and was First Lieutenant when I quitted it.
But McArdle was his first lieutenant, and it was he that we knew.
In fact, a company of guards, left in the rear by their officers, whom the ardor of the chase had carried away - from seventy-five to eighty men - arrived in good order, led by their captain and the first lieutenant.
I say, Captain," the first lieutenant whispered into the ear of the Count, "I hope the deputies will give these madmen a flat refusal; but, after all, it would do no harm if they would send us some reinforcement.
The first lieutenant he cun’d the ship himself, and there was four quarter masters at the wheel, besides the master with six forecastle men in the gun-room at the relieving tackles.
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