Definition of Master sergeant

1. Noun. A senior noncommissioned officer in the Army or Marines.

Generic synonyms: Sergeant



Definition of Master sergeant

1. Noun. (American English) A non-commissioned officer in the United States Army, ranking above sergeant first class and below sergeant major; equal in grade and pay to a first sergeant. ¹

2. Noun. (American English) A non-commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps, ranking above gunnery sergeant and below master gunnery sergeant or sergeant major. ¹

3. Noun. (American English) A non-commissioned officer in the United States Air Force, ranking above technical sergeant and below senior master sergeant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Master Sergeant

master eye
master file
master gland
master glands
master key
master keys
master mariner
master mariners
master of ceremonies
master plan
master plans
master race
master races
master seaman
master seamen
master sergeant (current term)
master sergeants
master spirit
master status
master tradesman
masterable
masterbatch
mastercraftsman
mastercraftsmen

Literary usage of Master sergeant

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

1. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"... -master-sergeant's wife in five years. ... -master-sergeant, whin he plases to give you the job out av charity; ..."

2. Report of the Proceedings by Church congress (1892)
"... Quarter-master sergeant, Staff Clerk. I SHOULD like to draw the attention of this meeting to a circumstance that came under my notice some years ago, ..."

3. History of Hanover Academy by David Barnes Ford (1899)
"years and re-enlisted Quarter master sergeant, February i1, 1864, and was killed while in charge of wagon train on the Red River Expedition under Gen. ..."

4. The Enlisted Experience: A Conversation With the Chief Master Sergeants of edited by Janet R. Daly Bednarek (1995)
"Establishing the Chief master sergeant Kohn: You've brought up the Chief Master ... Of course, the basic job description of the Chief master sergeant of the ..."

5. Documentary History of the American Revolution: Consisting of Letters and by Robert Wilson Gibbes (1857)
"William Fletcher, Qr.-master Sergeant,...July 15, 1778, Discharg'd ... Daniel Simpson, Qr.-master Sergeant,....During the war Sick in Gen. ..."

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