sub-lieutenant

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sub- +‎ lieutenant

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sub-lieutenant (plural sub-lieutenants)

  1. (military, navy) A commissioned officer of the navy whose rank is immediately below that of a lieutenant.
    1. (UK) A commissioned officer of the Royal Navy ranking above a midshipman and below a lieutenant.
    2. (Australia, Canada, New Zealand) A commissioned officer of the navy ranking above an acting sub-lieutenant and below a lieutenant.

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