Definition of drill sergeant in English:

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drill sergeant

Pronunciation: /ˈdril ˌsärjənt/


A noncommissioned officer who trains soldiers in basic military skills.
Example sentences
  • Tapes of military marches, a drill sergeant's orders and nostalgic 1950s songs add to the atmosphere.
  • He previously served as a mechanized rifle company master gunner, drill sergeant, and Bradley fighting vehicle instructor.
  • Something is wrong in our society when a high school football coach is allowed to be harder on his players than a drill sergeant is allowed to be on his soldiers in basic training.

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Syllabification: drill ser·geant

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