petty officer third class


: an enlisted man in the navy or coast guard ranking above a seaman and below a petty officer second class

Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of petty officer third class was in 1898

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“Petty officer third class.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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petty officer third class

: a naval petty officer with a rank just below that of petty officer second class
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