from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The group ranking next below the first, highest, or best group in a system of classification.
  • noun Travel accommodations ranking next below the highest or first class.

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  • adjective Alternative spelling of second-class.
  • proper noun The second-lowest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, between tenderfoot and first class


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