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Sergeant major   /sˈɑrdʒənt mˈeɪdʒər/   Listen
Sergeant major

noun
1.
A noncommissioned officer serving as chief administrative officer of a headquarters unit of the Army.  Synonym: command sergeant major.
2.
Large blue-grey black-striped damselfish; nearly worldwide.  Synonym: Abudefduf saxatilis.






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... reduced to financial straits, and in his pressing need he enlisted, under an assumed name, in the United States army. He served at Fort Moultrie, and afterward at Fortress Monroe. He rose to the rank of sergeant major; and, according to the testimony of his superiors, he was "exemplary in his deportment, prompt and faithful in the discharge of ...
— Poets of the South • F.V.N. Painter



Words linked to "Sergeant major" :   sergeant, demoiselle, genus Abudefduf, Abudefduf, damselfish



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