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from The Century Dictionary.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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.

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  • noun an officer holding the rank of major or lieutenant colonel or colonel

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