noncommissioned officer

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

Definition of noncommissioned officer

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

1703

First Known Use of noncommissioned officer

1703


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noncommissioned officer

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

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


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noncommissioned officer

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

Definition of noncommissioned officer for Students

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


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