enlisted man


Definition of enlisted man

: a man or woman in the armed forces ranking below a commissioned or warrant officer specifically : one ranking below a noncommissioned officer or petty officer

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Originally arrested for handling counterfeit money, Hickey, a member of Washington’s personal escort, was overheard bragging about his involvement in a plan to enlist men for the crown and wreck Patriot defenses. Stephen Brumwell, WSJ, "‘The First Conspiracy’ Review: The Skulduggery of King George," 9 Jan. 2019 The three enlisted men were in the back of the bomber when it was hit by flak. David Owens, courant.com, "74 Years Later, Connecticut Airman Shot Down Over France In WW II To Get Proper Burial," 7 July 2018 McConville — who led his men into battle — and three Idaho enlisted men died that day. Christina Lords, idahostatesman, "He was the 1st Idahoan killed in action. And he died in a war you've probably never heard of. | Idaho Statesman," 27 May 2018 The ships were crewed by four officers and just 17 enlisted men. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "When the U.S. Navy Had Tiny Hot Rods That Flew Over the Sea," 23 Dec. 2015 By reaching into communities to organize women to fight for their dignity — and by enlisting men. Michelle Nunn, Time, "How to Make #MeToo a Truly Global Movement," 9 Mar. 2018 Two enlisted men died instantly in the explosion, another was trapped inside the crow’s nest, a fourth was killed by a collapsing smokestack and another by a falling lifeboat. Sam Roberts, New York Times, "99 Years Later, Navy Probing Warship Disaster Off Long Island," 10 Sep. 2017 When the United States declared war, the Signal Corps had only 11 officers and 10 men in its Washington office, and an additional 1,570 enlisted men around the country. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, "Women On the Frontlines of WWI Came to Operate Telephones," 4 Apr. 2017

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1724, in the meaning defined above

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