- IPA[lo͞oˌtenənt ˈɡəv(ə)nər]
- the executive officer of a state who is next in rank to a governor and who takes the governor's place in case of disability or death.；the executive officer of a Canadian province, appointed by the governor general.
noun: lieutenant governor, plural noun: lieutenant governors
- lieutenant governor.
Oxford American Dictionary
- the acting or deputy governor of a state or province, under a governor or Governor General.