lieutenant colonel


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lieutenant colonel

n.
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.
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lieutenant colonel

n
(Military) an officer holding commissioned rank immediately junior to a colonel in certain armies, air forces, and marine corps
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lieuten′ant colo′nel


n.
a commissioned army or air force officer ranking above a major.
[1590–1600]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lieutenant colonel - a commissioned officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines holding a rank above major and below colonellieutenant 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
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The lieutenant colonel of hussars smiled beneath his mustache at the orderly's tone, dismounted, gave his horse to a dispatch runner, and approached Bolkonski with a slight bow.
I'm Lieutenant Colonel Denisov, better known as 'Vaska,'" said Denisov, pressing Prince Andrew's hand and looking into his face with a particularly kindly attention.
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