Translation of lieutenant in Spanish:

lieutenant

Pronunciation: /luːˈtenənt; lefˈtenənt/

n

  • 1.1 (in navy) teniente (masculine and feminine) de navío, teniente (masculine and feminine) primero (en Chi)
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    • Nuclear propulsion pay will now be received by sub lieutenants and lieutenants at category A levels on completion of their engineer officer of the watch board.
    • He has commanded in every rank from lieutenant to vice admiral, and has flown his flag in all three of the Navy's aircraft carriers.
    • During the second world war he served in the Royal Navy as surgeon lieutenant, escorting convoys in the north Atlantic on HMS Maplin, a converted merchant ship which catapulted Hurricanes into combat.
    1.2 (in other services) teniente (masculine and feminine) 1.3 (deputy, assistant) lugarteniente (masculine and feminine)
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    • While he sits at the apex, it is likely that his top deputies and their lieutenants are largely responsible for coordinating the activities of the far-flung cells.
    • Certainly a number of his lieutenants and cohorts have been captured in recent months.
    • But I regard you as a lieutenant available to assist as and when required.

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