sublieutenant

noun
sub·​lieu·​ten·​ant | \ ˌsəb-lü-ˈte-nənt How to pronounce sublieutenant (audio) , British -le(f)-ˈte- \

Definition of sublieutenant

: a commissioned officer in the British navy ranking immediately below lieutenant

First Known Use of sublieutenant

1796, in the meaning defined above

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“Sublieutenant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sublieutenant. Accessed 5 Apr. 2020.

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