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


    sergeant major

    BrE BrE//ˌsɑːdʒənt ˈmeɪdʒə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɑːrdʒənt ˈmeɪdʒər//
    (often used as a title)
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  1. 1a soldier of middle rank in the British army who is responsible for helping the officer who organizes the affairs of a particular regiment (= a large group of soldiers) Sergeant Major Phillips
  2. 2a soldier in the US army of the highest rank of non-commissioned officers
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