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colonel

noun [C] (also Colonel) uk   /ˈkɜː.nəl/  us   /ˈkɝː-/ (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.
Translations of “colonel”
in Arabic عَقيد…
in Korean 대령…
in Malaysian kolonel…
in French colonel/-elle…
in Turkish albay…
in Italian colonnello…
in Chinese (Traditional) (陸軍或空軍)上校…
in Russian полковник…
in Polish pułkownik…
in Vietnamese đại tá…
in Spanish coronel…
in Portuguese coronel…
in Thai พันเอก…
in German der Oberst…
in Catalan coronel, -a…
in Japanese (陸軍、空軍の)大佐…
in Indonesian kolonel…
in Chinese (Simplified) (陆军或空军)上校…
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