Definition of Lieutenant colonel

1. Noun. A commissioned officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines holding a rank above major and below colonel.

Exact synonyms: Light Colonel
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Generic synonyms: Colonel



Definition of Lieutenant colonel

1. Noun. An army officer in most countries, ranking below a colonel and above a major. Often the commander of a battalion or the executive officer of a regiment. ¹

2. Noun. An officer in the United States Marine Corps or Royal Marines, of equivalent rank to their counterparts in the army. ¹

3. Noun. An officer in the United States Air Force, Air Force Reserve, or Air National Guard, ranking below colonel and above major. Often the commander of a squadron or the executive officer of a wing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lieutenant Colonel

lierne
lierne rib
lierne ribs
liernes
liers
lies
liest
lieth
lieu
lieu jaune
lieus
lieutenancies
lieutenancy
lieutenant
lieutenant JG
lieutenant colonel (current term)
lieutenant commander
lieutenant commanders
lieutenant general
lieutenant governor
lieutenant junior grade
lieutenantry
lieutenants
lieutenantship
lieutenantships
lieutenaunt
lieve
liever
lievest
life

Literary usage of Lieutenant colonel

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

1. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1896)
"20; and by lieutenant-colonel King, No. 93: In the counties of Berks and Dauphin ... 79; and by lieutenant-colonel Kline, No. 114: In the county of Dauphin, ..."

2. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1896)
"20; and by lieutenant-colonel King, No. 93: In the counties of Berks and Dauphin ... 79; and by lieutenant-colonel Kline, No. 114: In the county of Dauphin, ..."

3. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"Lieutenant-Colonel Biggs deserves great credit for his efforts to bring every ... I turned over the command of my own regiment to Lieutenant-Colonel Frank ..."

4. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"Among the wounded were Colonel Turney, Lieutenant-Colonel George, and Major Buchanan, of the First Tennessee ; Captain Turney, the senior captain of the ..."

5. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1859)
"The North Carolinians were formed into three battalions, under command of Lieutenant- Colonel Ash, Majors Armstrong and Blount, the whole commanded by ..."

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