sergeant major

noun

Definition of sergeant major

plural

sergeants major

or

sergeant majors

  1. 1 :  a noncommissioned officer in the army or marine corps serving as chief administrative assistant in a headquarters

  2. 2 :  a noncommissioned officer in the marine corps ranking above a first sergeant

  3. 3 :  a bluish-green to yellow bony fish (Abudefduf saxatilis of the family Pomacentridae) with black vertical stripes on the sides that is widely distributed in the western tropical Atlantic Ocean

First Known Use of sergeant major

1797


SERGEANT MAJOR Defined for English Language Learners

sergeant major

noun

Definition of sergeant major for English Language Learners

  • : an officer of low rank in the U.S. Army or Marine Corps


SERGEANT MAJOR Defined for Kids

sergeant major

noun

Definition of sergeant major for Students

  1. 1 :  the chief noncommissioned officer at a military headquarters

  2. 2 :  a noncommissioned officer in the marine corps ranking above a first sergeant


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