flight lieutenant


Definition of flight lieutenant

: a commissioned officer in the British air force who ranks with a captain in the army

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Recent Examples on the Web Rawlings first came to power through a military coup as a 32-year old Air Force flight lieutenant in 1979, and then a second coup on Dec. 31 1981, and went on to rule for 20 years. Stacey Knott, Quartz Africa, "Why Ghanaians are still divided over the legacy of Jerry Rawlings," 14 Nov. 2020 Elton John was two years old when his father, Stanley, came home from a prolonged deployment serving as a flight lieutenant in Basra, Iraq. Elena Nicolaou, refinery29.com, "18 Things You Didn't Know About Rocketman, But Need To," 5 June 2019 His brother, Prince William, served in the Royal Air Force and reportedly earned between $68,000 and $74,000 a year as a flight lieutenant. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "Where Does Prince Harry's Massive Wealth Come From?," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of flight lieutenant

1914, in the meaning defined above

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19 Nov 2020

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“Flight lieutenant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flight%20lieutenant. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of flight lieutenant

: an officer in the British Air Force

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