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sergeantnoun [C]

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

a ​soldier of ​middlerank: 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 ​policeofficer whose ​rank is above ​constable and below inspector, or, in the US, a ​policeofficer whose ​rank is below a ​captain: Sergeant Bates/Bill Bates [as form of address] Thank you, Sergeant.
(Definition of sergeant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sergeantnoun [C]

 us   /ˈsɑr·dʒənt/
a ​person in the ​military below the ​rank of a ​lieutenant (= an ​officer of the ​lowestrank)
(Definition of sergeant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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