Definition of Light colonel
1. Noun. A commissioned officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines holding a rank above major and below colonel.
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Generic synonyms: Colonel
Lexicographical Neighbors of Light Colonel
Literary usage of Light colonel
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Hearings Before the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce by United States Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, James Robert. [from old catalog] Mann (1908)
"You have a Government official in charge of it, in the Government building, and I have no doubt it is Government oil that burns in the light. Colonel CASEY. ..."
2. A Winter in the West by Charles Fenno Hoffman (1835)
"I then replied, in a soft, conciliating, persuasive tone of voice, ' Come to the light, colonel, and you will know me;' and pulling him by the arm, ..."
3. Reports of Committees by United States Congress. Senate (1863)
"At the first dawn of light Colonel Devers moved his command out in the direction of the supposed camp. Upon reaching the point to which the reconnoitring ..."
4. Australian Dictionary of Dates and Men of the Time: Containing the History by John Henniker Heaton (1879)
"LIGHT, COLONEL WILLIAM, first Surveyor-General of South Australia, and founder of the City of Adelaide, born about the year 1784, was of mixed European and ..."
5. The Historical Magazine and Notes and Queries Concerning the Antiquities by John Gilmary Shea, Henry Reed Stiles (1869)
"... to this Order were the following instructions : "The First Brigade will move at day- " light, Colonel Oglesby, commanding, by the "Dover-ridge road, ..."
6. Hearings Before the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, January 16 by United States Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. Special Subcommittee on Light-House Establishment (1907)
"Where is the Sand Island light? Colonel CASEY. That was in good condition; but when I was down there a few weeks ago I could not land on it because the surf ..."