the head of a board commissioned to perform the duties of a high office of state:
First Lord of the Admiralty.
- First-loss policy
noun 1. an insurance policy for goods in which a total loss is extremely unlikely and the insurer agrees to provide cover for a sum less than the total value of the property
- First luff
noun phrase A naval lieutenant, senior grade (1850+ Navy)
[furst-lee] /ˈfɜrst li/ adverb 1. in the place; . /ˈfɜːstlɪ/ adverb 1. coming before other points, questions, etc adv. 1530s, but never a common word (simple first usually serving its place), from first + -ly (2).
- First man
noun phrase A first sergeant; Top-Kick (1940s+ Army)