Meaning of sergeant


Pronunciation: (sär'junt), [key]
— n.
  1. a noncommissioned army officer of a rank above that of corporal.
  2. any noncommissioned officer above the rank of airman first class.
  3. a police officer ranking immediately below a captain or a lieutenant in the U.S. and immediately below an inspector in Britain.
  4. a title of a particular office or function at the court of a monarch (often used in combination): sergeant of the larder; sergeant-caterer.
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  6. Also called(formerly) a member of a superior order of barristers.
  7. sergeantfish.
  8. (cap.) a surface-to-surface, single-stage, U.S. ballistic missile.
  9. a tenant by military service, below the rank of knight.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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