Definition of Havildar

1. n. In the British Indian armies, a noncommissioned officer of native soldiers, corresponding to a sergeant.

Definition of Havildar

1. Noun. A military rank of the British Indian Army and of the modern armies of India and Pakistan, equivalent to sergeant. ¹

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Definition of Havildar

1. an Indian sergeant [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Havildar

haversed sine
haversian canals
haversian lamella
haversian spaces
haversian system
havildar (current term)
having a clue
having a mind like a sieve
having a wank
having a word
having another think coming
having eyes bigger than one's stomach
having had it
having it
having it going on
having it off
having kittens

Literary usage of Havildar

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

1. Life in the mission, the camp and the zenáná; or, Six years in India by Helen Mackenzie, Colin Mackenzie (1854)
"... Catechists—Sufferings of Soldiers' Wives—Sympathy of Afghans—Injudicious Commandant— Promotion of havildar Major—" The Labourers in my Vineyard "— Poor ..."

2. A Memoir on the Indian Surveys by Clements Robert Markham (1878)
"The havildar, who made the remarkable journey into Badakshan in 1870, ... The havildar travelled as a merchant, with about 300£. worth of muslins and cloths ..."

3. The Last Journals of David Livingstone in Central Africa, from 1865 to His by David Livingstone (1874)
"The havildar demoralised. The discomfited chief. ... consisted of the havildar's bed and cooking things; here they opened the other bundle and paid ..."

4. The Weaver Boy who Became a Missionary: Being the Story of the Life and by Henry Gardiner Adams (1867)
"The Faithful havildar. — More Desertions. — Crossing Lake Nyassa. — Over the Mud- Marsh. — Danger Ahead. — Search for " the Missing Link. ..."

5. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1805)
"Killed—1 havildar, 1 naik, 1 sepoy. .—Wounded—1 lieutenant, 1 havildar, 1 naik, ... Wounded—2 lieutenants, l havildar, 1 naik, 18 sepoys—Total killed and ..."

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