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a. (in Britain) a police officer ranking between constable and inspector
b. (in the US) a police officer ranking below a captain
3. a court or municipal officer who has ceremonial duties
4. (formerly) a tenant by military service, not of knightly rank



a military rank in the armed forces of the USSR and many other countries. In Russia the rank of sergeant dates from the 17th century in regiments formed on the West European model and in the Russian Army before 1798. In the USSR the ranks of junior sergeant, sergeant, and senior sergeant were introduced in 1940.

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As a buck sergeant, he was involved with testing, inspecting and flying several glider models, including the CG-44 (background), considered the mainstay of the Army Air Corps glider fleet.
It's the buck sergeants, the staff sergeants, it's the young lieutenants who are taking this war on," he said.