noncommissioned officer

noun non·com·mis·sioned officer \ ˌnän-kə-ˈmi-shənd- \

Definition of noncommissioned officer

:a subordinate officer (such as a sergeant) in the army, air force, or marine corps appointed from among enlisted personnel

First Known Use of noncommissioned officer

1703


NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER Defined for English Language Learners

noncommissioned officer

noun

Definition of noncommissioned officer for English Language Learners

  • : an officer (such as a sergeant or corporal) who has a low rank in the army, air force, or marine corps


NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER Defined for Kids

noncommissioned officer

noun non·com·mis·sioned officer \ ˌnän-kə-ˈmi-shənd- \

Definition of noncommissioned officer for Students

:an officer in the army, air force, or marine corps appointed from among the enlisted persons

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