Definition of second lieutenant in English:

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second lieutenant


A commissioned officer of the lowest rank in the US Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps ranking above chief warrant officer and below first lieutenant.
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  • Drew was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in April 1986.
  • I learned to ask these questions as a second lieutenant in the Army Reserve.
  • Upon graduation from college, she received a direct commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve.

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Syllabification: sec·ond lieu·ten·ant

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