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Definition of "sublieutenant" []

  • An inferior or second lieutenant. (noun)
  • A commissioned officer of the lowest rank. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "sublieutenant" in a sentence
  • "Ensign was the lowest rank in the US Army until 1800; the naval rank of ensign wasn't used until 1862, and of course the British equivalent is still sublieutenant."
  • "As soon as I get over this bronchitis/ear infection/etc crap, I must come over and play with the future Commander in Chief, and her sublieutenant too."
  • "As to my forefathers, they have always been a poor lot; my own father was a sublieutenant in the army."
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