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third wheel


a third person joining a couple in a social context, esp. one who is in the way


Veronica Mars felt like a third wheel.

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third lieutenant

noun phrase

A commissioned officer, such as a warrant officer or a flight officer, ranking below a second lieutenant (WWII armed forces)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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