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Military engineer   /mˈɪlətˌɛri ˈɛndʒənˈɪr/   Listen
Military engineer

A member of the military who is trained in engineering and construction work.  Synonym: army engineer.

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"Military engineer" Quotes from Famous Books

... Government to place the Engineer Department upon a proper footing, "Colonel Putnam, who was at the head of it, has quitted, and taken a regiment in the State of Massachusetts." He expresses the opinion, that Putnam's qualifications as a military engineer were superior to those of any other man within his knowledge, far superior to those of the foreign officers whom he had seen. In a letter to the same, dated "Pompton Plains," July 12, 1777, speaking of General Schuyler's army, he says, "Colonel ...
— Salem Witchcraft, Volumes I and II • Charles Upham

... Ambrose O'Higgins, born in county Meath, Ireland, was the foremost Spanish soldier in Chile and Peru; Admiral Patricio Lynch was one of its most distinguished sailors; and James McKenna its greatest military engineer. The son of O'Higgins was foremost among those who fought for Chilean independence and gained it, and one of his ablest lieutenants was Colonel Charles ...
— The Glories of Ireland • Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox

... mountain as they had previously done. To this end they excavated, threw up entrenchments, made covered ways, and executed a series of defences in harmony with what might have been the suggestions of a skilful military engineer. They had three lines of defence within the fortifications on the lower rock, and then, on an eminence yet higher, they constructed a little fort, with triple entrenchment, and lastly, overlooking all, they ...
— The Vaudois of Piedmont - A Visit to their Valleys • John Napper Worsfold

... hundred feet; and the fifth, five hundred feet. The finish at the top shows as a heavy crumbling wall, probably one hundred feet or more high. How the mass seems to be resisting the siege of time, throwing out its salients here and there, and meeting the onset of the foes like a military engineer. ...
— Time and Change • John Burroughs

... authorities at Erivan, they turned against him, and solemnly swore that at the point which they had reached a higher peak stood between them and the western horizon. This strengthened the Armenian belief in the inaccessibility of Ararat, which was not dissipated when the Russian military engineer, General Chodzko, and an English party made the ascent in 1856. Nor were their prejudiced minds convinced by the ascent of Mr. Bryce twenty years later, in 1876. Two days after his ascent, that gentleman paid a visit to the Armenian monastery ...
— Across Asia on a Bicycle • Thomas Gaskell Allen and William Lewis Sachtleben

Words linked to "Military engineer" :   engineer, military, technologist, armed services, applied scientist, armed forces, military machine, sapper, war machine

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