first sergeant

noun
|Updated on: 29 Apr 2018

Definition of first sergeant

1 : a noncommissioned officer serving as the chief assistant to the commander of a military unit (such as a company or squadron)
2 : the rank of a first sergeant; specifically : a rank in the army above a sergeant first class and below a sergeant major and in the marine corps above a gunnery sergeant and below a master gunnery sergeant

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First Known Use of first sergeant

1776

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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first sergeant

noun

Definition of first sergeant for Students

1 : a noncommissioned officer serving as the chief assistant to a military commander
2 : a noncommissioned officer ranking above a sergeant first class in the army or above a gunnery sergeant in the marine corps

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