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Definitions of colonel

  1. a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines who ranks above a lieutenant colonel and below a brigadier general Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The chief officer of a regiment; an officer ranking next above a lieutenant colonel and next below a brigadier general. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. The chief officer of a regiment. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. The commander of a regiment. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. The chief officer of a regiment; lieutenant-colonel, the second officer in a regiment. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for colonel

  1. I've seen Colonel Rannion. – The Roll-Call by Arnold Bennett
  2. Came to America with his father, Colonel John Macdonell, in 1773; and entered the army. – The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History by Various
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