Sergeants are the highest ranking officers in the army. They are usually responsible for leading a platoon or a company.

  • The sergeant was very angry and had a lot to say to his troops.

  • The sergeant was very disappointed with the soldiers.

Definition of sergeants


a lawman with the rank of sergeant


police sergeant


an English barrister of the highest rank


sergeant-at-law, serjeant, serjeant-at-law


any of several noncommissioned officer ranks in the Army or Air Force or Marines ranking above a corporal

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Example Sentences for sergeants

  • 1

    Kingsley was a sergeant in the army at the time of the production.

  • 2

    He reached the rank of sergeant in the army.

  • 3

    Sergeant Derrick was in command of his platoon of the company.

  • 4

    At the rank of sergeant, Kinney was mustered out of the army in 1873.

  • 5

    Sergeant Sapwood is a notable example of this.

  • 6

    He is the Sergeant at Arms of the organization.

  • 7

    The Sergeant enters in advance of the troops.

  • 8

    A sergeant in the first platoon senses the predicament.

  • 9

    He leaves the sergeant to die in the flames.

  • 10

    The Sergeant asks about Nemorino's dejection.