Meaning of “colonel” in the English Dictionary

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"colonel" in British English

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colonelnoun [ C ]

also Colonel uk /ˈkɜː.nəl/ us /ˈkɝː.nəl/ written abbreviation Col.

an officer of high rank in the army or air force:

Colonel is the military rank between lieutenant-colonel and brigadier.
Colonel Furlong
[ as form of address ] Yes, Colonel.

(Definition of “colonel” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"colonel" in American English

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colonelnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɜr·nəl/

a military officer of high rank, above a major

(Definition of “colonel” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)