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Light colonel   /laɪt kˈərnəl/   Listen
Light colonel

noun
1.
A commissioned officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines holding a rank above major and below colonel.  Synonym: lieutenant colonel.






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"Light colonel" Quotes from Famous Books



... for June's longest days and shortest nights were near, with daylight at four in the morning. They all labored for their lives, both officers and men, and toiled without cessation to the end. The night was dark, but the stars shone bright, and by their light Colonel Prescott and another officer, Major Brooks, stole down to the shore to observe the enemy, where they were reassured by the "All's well" from the British sentries on board ...
— "Old Put" The Patriot • Frederick A. Ober



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