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Definition of Sergeant

  • Formerly, in England, an officer nearly answering to the more modern bailiff of the hundred; also, an officer whose duty was to attend on the king, and on the lord high steward in court, to arrest traitors and other offenders. He is now called sergeant-at-arms, and two of these officers, by allowance of the sovereign, attend on the houses of Parliament (one for each house) to execute their commands, and another attends the Court Chancery.
  • In a company, battery, or troop, a noncommissioned officer next in rank above a corporal, whose duty is to instruct recruits in discipline, to form the ranks, etc.
  • A lawyer of the highest rank, answering to the doctor of the civil law; -- called also serjeant at law.
  • A title sometimes given to the servants of the sovereign; as, sergeant surgeon, that is, a servant, or attendant, surgeon.
  • The cobia.
  • a lawman with the rank of sergeant
  • any of several noncommissioned officer ranks in the Army or Air Force or Marines ranking above a corporal
  • an English barrister of the highest rank

How to use sergeant in a sentence. Sergeant pronunciation.

Neglecting of his Business, and Maintaining of his Miss, had made him run in Debt, and he began to be so haunted by Bailiffs and Sergeants, that he was forc'd to fly into the _Low-Countries_ to secure himself; Chusing rather to trust to his Heels than his Hands.
I shall not return too suddenly unless my sergeant comes prowling round.
Tis a fell sergeant, sir: strict in his arrest.
This young man was first sergeant of the Gatling Gun Detachment, and took with him a large supply of material.
Sergeant Greene's Gun at Fort Roosevelt.
Sergeant Alois Weischaar, Company A, Sergeant William Eyder, Company G, Private Lewis Kastner, Company A. Private Joe Seman, Company B, Private Abram Greenberg, Company C. Private Joseph Hoft, Company D, Private O'Connor L. Jones, Company D, Private Louis Misiak, Company E, Private George C. Murray, Company F, Private John Bremer, Company G, Private Fred H. Chase, Company H, Private Martin Pyne, Company H, will report to Lieut.
A chief clerk, an assistant clerk, a stenographer, and two ordnance sergeants looked after the red tape.
Weischaar, acting first sergeant of the Gatling Gun Detachment, started for water.
The first sergeant, Weigle, a native of Gettysburg, a soldier of eight years' experience in the Regular Army, a man of fine natural ability and good educational attainments, was worthy to command any company in the United States Army.
Thoroughly well instructed in the mechanism of Gatling guns, of exceptionally cheerful and buoyant disposition, he was an ideal first sergeant for any organization.
Sergeants Ryder and Weischaar were splendid types of the American Regular non-commissioned officer, alert, respectful, attentive to duty, resolute, unflinching, determined, magnificent soldiers.
Acting First Sergeant, Alois Weischaar, sergeant, Co. A, 13th Infantry.
Acting Quartermaster Sergeant, William Eyder, Co. G, 13th Infantry.
Gun No. 2: Chief, Sergeant William Ryder, Co. G, 13th Infantry.
Gun No. 3: Chief, Sergeant Newton A. Green, Co. H, 13th Infantry.
Gun No. 4: Chief, Sergeant John N. Weigle, Co. L, 9th Infantry.
Sergeant Weigle was subsequently appointed first sergeant of Co. L., 9th Infantry, and of the Gatling Gun Detachment, vice Weischaar, relieved at his own request.
Sergeant Weigle's gun was placed at Miley's disposal, and the other pieces dashed forward at a dead run, led by the musical mule who uttered his characteristic exclamation as he dashed through the ford of the Aguadores.
Sergeant Green had been wounded slightly in the foot, but not enough to disable him.
The pieces were limbered up as soon as these dispositions could be made, except Sergeant Ryder's gun, which had bent the pintle-pin and consequently could not be limbered quickly.

Examples of Sergeant

Example #1
His Wench was glad she was so rid of him; for being become Poor, and not able to supply her with Money, she was grown quite a weary of him; but not of her way of Living; For as soon as he was gone, she repairs again to the Old Bawd; and acquainted her how matters stood with her.
Example #2
Till at last her Pride and Pleasure had brought him to Pain and Poverty.
Example #3
Tis a fell sergeant, sir: strict in his arrest.
Example #4
I'll to t'other end of my ward.
Example #5
Go'd'en, sir; and good luck!
Example #6
I shall not return too suddenly unless my sergeant comes prowling round.