chief petty officer

noun

Definition of chief petty officer

: an enlisted man in the navy or coast guard ranking above a petty officer first class and below a senior chief petty officer

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First Known Use of chief petty officer

1865


CHIEF PETTY OFFICER Defined for Kids

chief petty officer

noun

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: a petty officer in the navy or coast guard ranking below a senior chief petty officer

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