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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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  • Having now given some idea of picket service, I return to my own first experiences as field-officer of the day.

    War from the Inside Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
  • "It 's no use, sir," said the surgeon, to the field-officer who had called him to the spot.

  • Being now a field-officer, my name was placed on the roster of picket field-officers of the day.

    War from the Inside Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
  • Then he's so cripply that he could not have gone on in the service if he were not a field-officer.

  • I went the rounds with the field-officer, and how it was I didn't break my neck I cannot imagine.

    The Dash for Khartoum George Alfred Henty
  • The field-officer of the day is now announced by the orderly.

  • He was mounted on a horse which had belonged to a field-officer; and, though aged, still possessed much spirit.

    Stories of Animal Sagacity W.H.G. Kingston
  • You hate drill—parade—inspection—the adjutant—the wine committee—the paymaster—the field-officer of the day—and the major's wife.

    A Rent In A Cloud Charles James Lever
  • A field-officer, who had been an observer of his conduct, ordered a party of his men to attempt his rescue.

  • The stranger entered first, and throwing aside his cloak and hat disclosed the undress uniform of a field-officer.

    Ponce de Leon William Pilling
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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