Definition of colour sergeant noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


colour sergeant

BrE BrE//ˈkʌlə sɑːdʒənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌlər sɑːrdʒənt//
(especially US English color sergeant) The army
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an officer of middle rank in the Royal Marines See related entries: The army Word Originwith reference to the sergeant's responsibility for carrying one of the regiment's colours in a guard of honour.