sergeant-major

sergeant major

noun
1.
U.S. Army, Air force, and Marine Corps. a noncommissioned officer serving as chief administrative assistant in a unit headquarters.
2.
U.S. Marine Corps. a noncommissioned officer ranking above a first sergeant.
3.
a small damselfish, Abudefduf saxatilis, inhabiting warm Atlantic waters, having vertical black stripes on each side.

Origin:
1565–75

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sergeant major
 
n
1.  a noncommissioned officer of the highest rank or having specific administrative tasks in branches of the armed forces of various countries
2.  a large damselfish, Abudefduf saxatilis, having a bluish-grey body marked with black stripes

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