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Military engineer

Engineer \En`gi*neer"\, n. [OE. enginer: cf. OF. engignier, F. ing['e]nieur. See Engine, n.]

  1. A person skilled in the principles and practice of any branch of engineering; as, a civil engineer; an electronic engineer; a chemical engineer. See under Engineering, n.

  2. One who manages as engine, particularly a steam engine; an engine driver.

  3. One who carries through an enterprise by skillful or artful contrivance; an efficient manager. [Colloq.]

    Civil engineer, a person skilled in the science of civil engineering.

    Military engineer, one who executes engineering works of a military nature. See under Engineering.

military engineer

n. a member of the military who is trained in engineering and construction work [syn: army engineer]

Usage examples of "military engineer".

Whoever had come up with that idea had been a genius of a military engineer.

After his father was killed in a construction accident when Nyrom was too young to remember him, he had been raised by an Earth-born uncle, a former military engineer who had migrated to Kronia with his family from somewhere in the Middle East.

Robert Edward Lee (1807-70), a lieutenant-colonel of cavalry with a sound but unremarkable record as a military engineer and superintendent of West Point Military Academy, happened to be in Washington on leave from Texas in October, 1859.

Although he was a military engineer, assigned to the fort of Cayenne, he had been asked to keep his eyes open for exotic plants that might be of interest to the Royal Gardens.

He went on to become a military engineer for Washingtons Continental Army and, after the war, the first director of the U.

University, and Leonardo de Vinci of Italy, who was not only a painter but a military engineer who designed fortifications and war machines while studying the human body more thoroughly than any man of medicine.

Like many of the entrepreneurs funding Sexton's campaign, this man was a former military engineer who had become disillusioned with low wages and government bureaucracy and had abandoned his military post to seek his fortune in aerospace.

With a flourish, the military engineer saluted, puffed his cheeks, and blew a long horn blast.

Latour and another military engineer, Major Howell Tatum, had left New Orleans that morning.