second lieutenant

noun

: a commissioned officer of the lowest rank in the army, air force, or marine corps

Examples of second lieutenant in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1702, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of second lieutenant was in 1702

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second lieutenant

noun
: a military commissioned officer of the lowest rank

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