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color sergeant

a sergeant who has charge of battalion or regimental colors.
Origin of color sergeant
1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I found an officer with drawn sword threatening to run the color-sergeant through if he was not allowed to pass.

    War from the Inside Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
  • I must inform the reader that the captain and color-sergeant are closely allied.

    A Soldier's Life Edwin G. Rundle
  • Where the color-sergeant plants the standard, there the soldiers are expected to rally.

  • When the battle began, the color-sergeant had received a ball in the breast, and had fallen dead.

    The Blue and The Gray A. R. White
  • The blood of the color-sergeant is there, black now with age.

    The Crisis, Complete Winston Churchill
  • Patrick MacLean, the color-sergeant, grinned as he reached out a welcoming hand to both surgeon and nurse.

    Leerie Ruth Sawyer
  • The color-sergeant pulled himself over and gently brushed back the straggling hair.

    Leerie Ruth Sawyer
  • The color-sergeant was provost-Sergeant also, and had entire charge of the prisoners and of the daily policing of the camp.

  • The colonel, who for some reason could not accompany his men, presented the regimental flags to the color-sergeant.

  • The color-sergeant of the Seventy-seventh fell dead; another sergeant seized the flag and fell.

    Three Years in the Sixth Corps George T. Stevens

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