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first lieutenant

noun, Military
1.
an officer ranking next above second lieutenant and next below a captain.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85
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British Dictionary definitions for first-lieutenant

first lieutenant

noun
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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