pilot officer

noun

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

Examples of pilot officer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Doyle’s husband was a U.S. Navy pilot officer who was on deployment at the time of the killing, the news release added. Fox News, 25 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pilot officer was in 1919

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“Pilot officer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pilot%20officer. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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