first lieu tenant

first lieutenant

noun Military.
an officer ranking next above second lieutenant and next below a captain.

Origin:
1775–85

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first lieutenant
 
n
1.  the officer responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of a warship, esp the executive officer of a smaller ship in the Royal Navy
2.  an officer holding commissioned rank in the US Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, or in certain other forces, senior to a second lieutenant and junior to a captain

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