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

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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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 23 May. 2022.

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