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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See field-grade officer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A (para)military commissioned officer who holds a field grade, ranking under general officers but above lower grades and fit to command medium-size units on the field, such as a battalion or regiment; or a non-army equivalents in rank.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an officer above the rank of captain and below that of general.
  • n. etc. See under Field, General. etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A military officer above the rank of captain and below that of general, as a colonel. Abbreviated F. O.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an officer holding the rank of major or lieutenant colonel or colonel

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