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sergeant

noun [C] uk ( also Sergeant)   /ˈsɑː.dʒənt/ us    /ˈsɑːr-/ ( written abbreviation Sgt, informal sarge)

sergeant noun [C] (SOLDIER)

a soldier of middle rank: Sergeant Lewis/Tom Lewis [as form of address] Dismiss the men, Sergeant.
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sergeant noun [C] (POLICE OFFICER)

in the UK and some other countries, a police officer whose rank is above constable and below inspector, or, in the US, a police officer whose rank is below a captain : Sergeant Bates/Bill Bates [as form of address] Thank you, Sergeant.
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