[cheef-tuh n, -tin] /ˈtʃif tən, -tɪn/
the chief of a clan or a tribe.
a leader of a group, band, etc.:
the robbers’ chieftain.
(initial capital letter) Military. Britain’s main battle tank since 1969, fitted with a 120mm gun and two machine guns and weighing 55 tons (50 metric tons).
the head or leader of a tribe or clan
the chief of a group of people
early 14c., cheftayne “ruler, chief, head” of something, from Anglo-French chiefteyn, Old French chevetain “captain, chief, leader,” from Late Latin capitaneus “commander,” from Latin capitis, genitive of caput “head” (see capitulum). According to “Rob Roy” (1818) a Highland chieftain was the head of a branch of a clan, a chief was the head of the whole name. Related: Chieftainship.
- Chief technician
noun 1. a noncommissioned officer in the Royal Air Force junior to a flight sergeant
noun, U.S. Military. 1. a warrant officer ranking immediately below a second lieutenant or ensign in the armed forces.
[cheeld] /tʃild/ noun, Scot. 1. a young man; fellow. /tʃiːl/ noun 1. (Scot) a young man; lad
[cheeld] /tʃild/ noun, Scot. 1. a young man; fellow.