Associations to the word «Sergeant»


SERGEANT, noun. UK army rank with NATO code OR-6, senior to corporal and junior to warrant officer ranks.
SERGEANT, noun. The highest rank of noncommissioned officer in some non-naval military forces and police.
SERGEANT, noun. (legal) (historical) A lawyer of the highest rank, equivalent to the doctor of civil law.
SERGEANT, noun. (UK) (historical) A title sometimes given to the servants of the sovereign.
SERGEANT, noun. A fish, the cobia.
SERGEANT, proper noun. A surname​.
SERGEANT BAKER, noun. The fish Aulopus purpurissatus.
SERGEANT FIRST CLASS, noun. (US) (Army) A non-commissioned officer in the United States Army, ranking above a staff sergeant and below a master sergeant or first sergeant.
SERGEANT MAJOR, noun. (Canada) A senior non-commissioned appointment in the Army of a company or unit, directly responsible to the officer in charge for their soliders' performance, standards, discipline, morale, welfare, et al, that can be held by a Warrant Officer or above.
SERGEANT MAJOR, noun. (US) (plural sergeants major) The most senior rank of non-commissioned officer in the United States Army, ranking above a first sergeant. In the United States Marine Corps it ranks above First Sergeant and is equal in grade to Master Gunnery Sergeant.
SERGEANT MAJOR, noun. (British) (plural sergeant majors) An appointment (not a rank) in the British Army and Royal Marines, denoting the most senior non-commissioned officer in a battalion, regiment or company.
SERGEANT MAJOR LOACH, noun. A South Asian freshwater fish, commonly held in aquarium, Botia rostrata.

Dictionary definition

SERGEANT, noun. Any of several noncommissioned officer ranks in the Army or Air Force or Marines ranking above a corporal.
SERGEANT, noun. A lawman with the rank of sergeant.
SERGEANT, noun. An English barrister of the highest rank.

Wise words

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