Definition of colonel-in-chief in English:

colonel-in-chief

Syllabification: colo·nel-in-chief

noun (plural colonels-in-chief)

  • A title given to the honorary head of a regiment in the British army.
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    • She was colonel, honorary colonel or colonel-in-chief of more than a dozen regiments and units.
    • The Duke of Gloucester is the colonel-in-chief of the Royal Army Medical Corps and the duchess is the colonel-in-chief of the Royal Army Dental Corps.
    • The colonel-in-chief was visiting the 1st Battalion, The Cheshire Regiment as soldiers prepared to go on a six-month peacekeeping mission to Basra in April.

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