sub·​lieu·​ten·​ant ˌsəb-lü-ˈte-nənt How to pronounce sublieutenant (audio)
 British  -le(f)-ˈte-
: a commissioned officer in the British navy ranking immediately below lieutenant

Examples of sublieutenant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The next year, with Britain at war, the 19-year-old Philip went to sea as a sublieutenant aboard the battleship Ramillies in the Mediterranean fleet. New York Times, 9 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1796, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sublieutenant was in 1796

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“Sublieutenant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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