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sub lieutenant Line breaks: sub lieu|ten¦ant
Pronunciation: /ˌsʌblɛfˈtɛnənt/

Definition of sub lieutenant in English:


A rank of officer in the Royal Navy, above midshipman and below lieutenant.
Example sentences
  • His promotion to a sub lieutenant, following his completion of the 22-week ‘direct entry’ officer's course last year, dovetails well with the RAN's decision to post navel nurses to warships.
  • As a junior sub lieutenant my first front-line tour of duty was with 814 Squadron.
  • As the Grafton was scuttled, Mr Kester - who eventually held the rank of sub lieutenant - was transferred to the destroyer Ivanhoe and ended up in Dover.
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