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field officer

noun, Military
an officer holding a field grade.
Origin of field officer
1650-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Historical Examples
  • Olivers a field officer, she replied tartly, and Doggie felt snubbed.

    The Rough Road William John Locke
  • Just as they had him down a field officer rode almost on to them.

    War from the Inside Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
  • William Carr Berresford, a distinguished British field officer and nobleman, died, aged 85.

  • There is no buying one here, unless a field officer is killed, or dies.

    On the Irrawaddy G. A. Henty
  • Humanly speaking, there seemed to be every reason why she should not embark upon the life of a field officer.

  • A General or field officer appointed by the military authority.

    Trooper 3809 Lionel Decle
  • To-day we were examining a German who desired to be recommended for a field officer.

    The Citizen-Soldier John Beatty
  • He might have been a field officer, but he judged himself unfit.

    The Song of the Rappahannock Ira Seymour Dodd
  • Yesterday I had a talk with a field officer, and he promised to get me an interesting post.

    Six Women and the Invasion Gabrielle Yerta
  • Fergus asked a field officer, who was in the act of mounting.

British Dictionary definitions for field officer

field officer

an officer holding field rank, namely that of major, lieutenant colonel, or colonel
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