[ noun ] (military,work) any of several noncommissioned officer ranks in the army or air force or marines ranking above a corporal
Used in print(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)
This is not unlike the order received by the sergeant of an army motor_pool : `` Four trucks to Fort_Mason gym , 7 : 30 tonight , for hauling girls to dance .
[ noun ] (law) a lawman with the rank of sergeant
Used in print(Breni James, Nights of the Kill....)
He put his chin on his kneecap , stretching his neck like that of a turkey on a chopping_block , and stared wordlessly at his sergeant .
He sucked_in his breath and kept quiet while Killpath laid down the sheet again , wound the gold wire stems of his glasses around his ears and_then , eying the report as it lay before him on the desk , intoned , `` Acting_Lieutenant_Gunnar_Matson one failed to see that the station_keeper was properly relieved two absented himself throughout the entire watch without checking on the station 's activities or the whereabouts of his section sergeants three permitted members of the Homicide_Detail of the Inspector's_Bureau to arrogate for their own convenience a patrolman who was thereby prevented from carrying_on his proper assignment four failed to notify the station commander Acting_Captain_O._T._Killpath of a homicide occurring in the district five frequented extralegal establishments known_as after-hours spots for purposes of an unofficial and purportedly social nature and six '' - he leaned_back and peeled_off his glasses `` - failed to co-operate with the Acting_Captain by returning promptly when so ordered .
`` The sergeant is just leaving '' .
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 18938