bird colonel

bird colonel
A member of the U. S. armed forces having the rank of full colonel, as distinct from a lieutenant colonel.

This month at 47, Colonel Polich retires after 20 years of service; as a reservist and an engineer, bird colonel is about the highest peacetime rank he can achieve.

Syn: chicken colonel, full bird colonel

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  • bird colonel — bird′ colo nel n. Slang. mil chicken colonel • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • bird colonel — n. full colonel, as opposed to a lieutenant colonel, which is one rank lower (in the U.S. Army) …   English slang

  • bird colonel — noun Etymology: so called from the eagle of the insignia slang : a colonel as distinguished from a lieutenant colonel …   Useful english dictionary

  • bird colonel — noun Etymology: from the eagle serving as insignia for this rank Date: circa 1946 slang colonel 1a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bird colonel — U.S. Mil. Slang. See chicken colonel. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

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  • colonel — noun /ˈkɜːnəl,ˈkɝnəl/ A commissioned officer in the army, air force, or marine corps. In U.S. military, it ranks above a lieutenant colonel and below a brigadier general. See Also: bird colonel …   Wiktionary

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  • Colonel Samuel Smith Park — Coordinates: 43°35′44″N 79°30′41″W / 43.595560°N 79.511425°W / 43.595560; 79.511425 …   Wikipedia

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