Definition of Field officer

1. Noun. An officer holding the rank of major or lieutenant colonel or colonel.




Definition of Field officer

1. Noun. A (para)military commissioned officer who holds a field grade, ranking under general officers but above lower grades and fit to command medium-size units on the field, such as a battalion or regiment; or a non-army equivalents in rank. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Field Officer

field mouse-ear
field mushroom
field mustard
field of battle
field of consciousness
field of fire
field of fixation
field of force
field of honor
field of operation
field of operations
field of regard
field of study
field of view
field of vision
field officer (current term)
field pansy
field pea
field pennycress
field planes
field poppy
field press censorship
field ration
field restriction
field sandbur
field scabious
field seam
field shaping coils
field shift

Literary usage of Field officer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"It ie seen that every field officer in the brigade, excepting three, were wounded. For further particulars, allow me to respectfully refer to the reports of ..."

2. The Military Laws of the United States by United States, George Breckenridge Davis (1897)
"No sentence adjudged by a field-officer, detailed to juiy 17,1862,0. try soldiers of his regiment, shall be carried into execution 598; ..."

3. The Monthly Review (1842)
"By a field officer, actively employed in that country. Longman. OUR conflict in Afghanistan has given birth to a far larger list of volumes than our Chinese ..."

4. A Treatise on the Military Law of the United States: Together with the by George Breckenridge Davis (1898)
"The Field-officer's Court thus became unauthorized in time of peace from and ... The Article substituted the Field-officer's Court for the regimental or ..."

5. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"field officer. Any officer between captain and a general officer. A major or a lieutenant-colonel may be a field officer, being qualified to command whole ..."

6. Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society by American Antiquarian Society (1882)
"field officer of the day, Col. Nixon. field officer of the ... field officer of the main guard to-morrow morning, Lt. Col. Hutchinson. Adjt. of the day, ..."

7. A Treatise on the Military Law of the United States: Together with the by George Breckenridge Davis (1913)
"The Field-officer's Court thus became unauthorized in lime of peace from and ... The Article substituted the Field-officer's Court for the regimental or ..."

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