first lieutenant


first lieutenant

noun

: an officer in the U.S. Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps who ranks below a captain

: a naval officer who is responsible for keeping a ship in good condition

Full Definition of FIRST LIEUTENANT

1
:  a commissioned officer in the army, air force, or marine corps ranking above a second lieutenant and below a captain
2
:  a naval officer responsible for a ship's upkeep

First Known Use of FIRST LIEUTENANT

1706

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: first–line
Previous Word in the Dictionary: first lien
All Words Near: first lieutenant

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up first lieutenant? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More