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

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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 Burton’s sketches reflect his observations of life in the Marine Corps during his long career as an officer and enlisted man. San Diego Union-Tribune, "A Marine’s sketches of military life to be preserved by Camp Pendleton museum," 21 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. Jonathan M. Pitts, baltimoresun.com, "Twice denied the freedom he'd earned, black Revolutionary War hero from Maryland to be honored at last," 21 June 2019 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

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1724, in the meaning defined above

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