drill sergeant

drill sergeant
`drill ,sergeant noun count
someone of low rank in the army whose job is to train soldiers to march and do other military exercises

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Drill sergeant — Sergeant Ser geant, n. [F. sergent, fr. L. serviens, entis, p. pr. of servire to serve. See {Serve}, and cf. {Servant}.] [Written also {serjeant}. Both spellings are authorized. In England {serjeant} is usually preferred, except for military… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drill sergeant — Drill Drill, n. 1. An instrument with an edged or pointed end used for making holes in hard substances; strictly, a tool that cuts with its end, by revolving, as in drilling metals, or by a succession of blows, as in drilling stone; also, a drill …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drill-sergeant — drillˈ sergeant noun A sergeant who drills soldiers • • • Main Entry: ↑drill …   Useful english dictionary

  • drill sergeant — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms drill sergeant : singular drill sergeant plural drill sergeants someone of low rank in the army whose job is to train soldiers to march and do other military exercises …   English dictionary

  • Drill Sergeant Identification Badge — Drill Sergeant ID Badge The Drill Sergeant Identification Badge is a military badge of the United States Army which was first issued on January 15, 1958. It is also nicknamed the pumpkin patch due to its appearance when worn in the non subdued… …   Wikipedia

  • Drill Sergeant Mindstrong — Developer(s) Xseed Games Publisher(s) Xseed Games …   Wikipedia

  • drill sergeant — /ˈdrɪl sadʒənt/ (say dril sahjuhnt) noun a sergeant specially employed in instructing drill …  

  • drill sergeant — noun drill instructor …   Wiktionary

  • drill sergeant — noun a non commissioned officer who trains soldiers in military parade exercises …   English new terms dictionary

  • drill sergeant — noun : a noncommissioned officer who instructs soldiers in military exercises and evolutions …   Useful english dictionary

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