enlisted man

noun

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

Examples of enlisted man in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another prejudice the Pacific cleared out of my mind was my enlisted man’s prejudice against professional Army officers. John Dos Passos, National Review, "Reminiscences of a Middle-Class Radical," 28 Sep. 2020 Bill Davidson was a Confederate enlisted man whose pithy remarks and hijinks, culled from his autobiography, enliven the text. Sandra Dallas, The Denver Post, "Three regional books to keep you occupied while homebound during the coronavirus outbreak," 20 Mar. 2020 White enlisted men crossed the street to avoid saluting. Dan C. Goldberg, Time, "How the U.S. Navy’s First Black Officers Helped Reshape the American Military," 19 May 2020 Frank Phillips, computer analyst Frank Phillips, 85, a computer analyst with the Defense Department and earlier as an Air Force enlisted man, died July 29 at his home in Dale City, Va. Washington Post, "Community deaths," 28 Aug. 2019 Robinson was still Smith’s property in 1813 when Jackson swept through the area to enlist men of every background — slaves, free black men, privateers, Choctaw Indians — in advance of the British attack on New Orleans. Washington Post, "Twice denied the freedom he’d fought for, a black Revolutionary War hero from Maryland is honored at last," 24 June 2019 That night, Johnson and a few other HOUGHTEAM enlisted men stayed in a home in the nearby city of Gotha. Greg Miller, Smithsonian, "The Untold Story of the Secret Mission to Seize Nazi Map Data," 23 Oct. 2019 Robinson was still Smith’s property in 1813 when Jackson swept through the area to enlist men of every background — slaves, free black men, privateers, Choctaw Indians — in advance of the British attack on New Orleans. Washington Post, "Twice denied the freedom he’d fought for, a black Revolutionary War hero from Maryland is honored at last," 24 June 2019 Robinson was still Smith’s property in 1813 when Jackson swept through the area to enlist men of every background — slaves, free black men, privateers, Choctaw Indians — in advance of the British attack on New Orleans. Washington Post, "Twice denied the freedom he’d fought for, a black Revolutionary War hero from Maryland is honored at last," 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of enlisted man

1724, in the meaning defined above

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“Enlisted man.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enlisted%20man. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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