Sergeant-major meaning

A noncommissioned or warrant officer of the highest rank in a company or unit of battalion size.
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A damselfish (Abudefduf saxatilis) of warm seas, having a flattened body with dark vertical stripes.
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The chief administrative noncommissioned officer in a military headquarters.
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The highest ranking noncommissioned officer.
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A small damselfish (Abudefduf saxatilis) with several dark, wide, vertical stripes on its bright-yellowish upper body.
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(Canada) A senior non-commissioned appointment in the Army of a company or unit, directly responsible to the officer in charge for their soliders' performance, standards, discipline, morale, welfare, et al, that can be held by a Warrant Officer or above.
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(US) The most senior rank of non-commissioned officer in the United States Army, ranking above a first sergeant. In the United States Marine Corps it ranks above First Sergeant and is equal in grade to Master Gunnery Sergeant.
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(UK) An appointment (not a rank) in the British Army and Royal Marines, denoting the most senior non-commissioned officer in a battalion, regiment or company.
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Alternative form of sergeant major.
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