flying officer

noun

Definition of flying officer 

: a commissioned officer in the British air force who ranks with a first lieutenant in the army

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Meacham speculates that Bush was likely the Navy's youngest flying officer just days shy of his 19th birthday. Rachel Siegel, courant.com, "'I thought I was done': George H.W. Bush faced death at 20 during WWII," 24 Apr. 2018 Meacham speculates that Bush was likely the Navy’s youngest flying officer just days shy of his 19th birthday. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, "‘I thought I was done’: George H.W. Bush faced death at 20 during WWII," 23 Apr. 2018

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1913, in the meaning defined above

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flying officer

noun

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: an officer in the British Air Force

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