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lieutenantnoun [C]

uk   /lefˈten.ənt/  us   /luː-/
(Definition of lieutenant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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lieutenantnoun [C]

 us   /luˈten·ənt/
a ​navalofficer of ​middlerank, above an ​ensign; or a ​militaryofficer of the ​lowestrank
(Definition of lieutenant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lieutenant”
in Korean 중위…
in Arabic مُلازِم…
in Malaysian leftenan…
in French lieutenant, second…
in Russian лейтенант…
in Chinese (Traditional) 中尉…
in Italian tenente…
in Turkish teğmen…
in Polish porucznik…
in Spanish teniente, alférez de navío…
in Vietnamese trung úy, đại úy hải quân…
in Portuguese tenente…
in Thai ร้อยโท, เรือโท…
in German der Leutnant, der Kapitänleutnant…
in Catalan tinent, -a…
in Japanese (陸、海、空軍の)中尉、少尉…
in Chinese (Simplified) 中尉…
in Indonesian letnan, perwira…
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