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second lieutenant

noun, U.S. Military
an Army, Air Force, or Marine officer of the lowest commissioned rank.
Compare ensign (def 4).
Origin of second lieutenant
1695-1705 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Immaculate in his pressed ceremonial dress, he looked every inch a second lieutenant.
British Dictionary definitions for second lieutenant

second lieutenant

an officer holding the lowest commissioned rank in the armed forces of certain nations
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