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Definition of lieutenant:

  1. A commissioned officer in the army, next below a captain.
  2. A commissioned officer in the British navy, in rank next below a commander.
  3. A commissioned officer in the United States navy, in rank next below a lieutenant commander.
  4. An officer who supplies the place of a superior in his absence; a representative of, or substitute for, another in the performance of any duty.

Synonyms:

fighter, military man, platoon leader, police lieutenant, looie, coadjutor, soldier, -day wonder, deputy, navy officer, coadjutant, army officer, junior grade, deputy sheriff, commissioned officer, sublieutenant, shavetail, adjutant, marine officer, leader.

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