first lieutenant

noun

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

1697


FIRST LIEUTENANT Defined for English Language Learners

first lieutenant

noun

Definition of first lieutenant for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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first lieutenant

noun

Definition of first lieutenant for Students

:a commissioned officer in the army, air force, or marine corps ranking above a second lieutenant

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