flight lieutenant

noun

Definition of flight lieutenant 

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

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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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1914, in the meaning defined above

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flight lieutenant

noun

English Language Learners Definition of flight lieutenant

: an officer in the British Air Force

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