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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Colonel  \Colo"nel\,  n.  [F.  colonel,  It  colonello  prop.,  the 
  chief  or  commander  of  a  column,  fr  colonna  column,  L. 
  columna.  See  {Column}.]  (Mil.) 
  The  chief  officer  of  a  regiment;  an  officer  ranking  next 
  above  a  lieutenant  colonel  and  next  below  a  brigadier 
  general. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  colonel 
  n  :  a  commissioned  military  officer  in  the  US  Army  or  Air  Force 
  or  Marines  who  ranks  above  a  lieutenant  colonel  and  below 
  a  brigadier  general 




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