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colonel

colo·nel

colonel

 
pronunciation:
kuhr nl
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: noun
definition: in the U.S. Army, Air Force, and Marines, a rank above lieutenant colonel and below brigadier general.
Although he never became a general, the colonel had had a proud career.
Homophone Note
The words colonel and kernel sound alike but have different meanings. If you read the definition for colonel you will understand why a colonel would not like to be confused with a kernel.