subaltern[ suhb-awl-tern or especially for 3, 6, suhb-uh l-turn ]SEE DEFINITION OF subaltern
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SUBALTERN
I was lunching with William next day, and I told him about the subaltern.
His subaltern, Bacon, had been the first to pass the gap, and had been killed on emerging.
It was the subaltern standard-bearer, who had been shot through the left lung.
He entreats Blount, who is his subaltern, to shoulder the blame.
"The enemy are continuing to fortify the coast, Sir," said the subaltern.
"We're all for barley-sugar ourselves just now," the subaltern went on.
The pleasant, amiable manner of the subaltern underwent a quick change.
There was but one Bonaparte; that subaltern from Corsica; that meteor.
"Well, it's a bad start," said the subaltern, shaking the wet from his overcoat.
I heard afterwards that young Pottinger, a subaltern of the 17th Co.