follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

lance sergeant

noun, British Military
1.
a sergeant of the lowest rank.
2.
(formerly) a corporal appointed to act as sergeant, without increase in pay; an acting sergeant.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; see lance corporal
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for lance-sergeant

lance sergeant

noun
1.
a corporal acting as a sergeant, usually on a temporary basis and without additional pay
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for lance sergeant

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for lance

7
10
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with lance-sergeant