Fife-major

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Fife-major (obs.) the chief fifer in a regiment
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. fifre, Ger. pfeife, both, acc. to Littré, from L. pipāre, to chirp.

Usage

In literature:

Dodge's Company is appointed fife major to this regiment, & is to be obeyed as such.
"The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn" by Henry P. Johnston
JOHNSON LOUGHLIN, Fife Major.
"The Battle of New Orleans" by Zachary F. Smith
Nick, who is now fife-major, has writ me this in a letter full of oaths and curses for the Iroquois who have done this shame to him and his.
"The Little Red Foot" by Robert W. Chambers
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In news:

Chad Billingsley put on DL, Stephen Fife to make major league debut.
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