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petty officer

noun

Simple Definition of petty officer

  • : an officer with a low rank in the Navy or U.S. Coast Guard

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of petty officer

  1. :  a subordinate officer in the navy or coast guard appointed from among the enlisted men — compare noncommissioned officer

1744

First Known Use of petty officer

1744


PETTY OFFICER Defined for Kids

petty officer

noun

Definition of petty officer for Students

  1. :  an officer in the navy or coast guard appointed from among the enlisted people




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