warrant officer

noun

Definition of warrant officer

1 : an officer in the armed forces holding rank by virtue of a warrant and ranking above a noncommissioned officer and below a commissioned officer
2 : a commissioned officer ranking below an ensign in the navy or coast guard and below a second lieutenant in the marine corps

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WARRANT OFFICER Defined for English Language Learners

warrant officer

Definition of warrant officer for English Language Learners

  • : an officer of middle rank in various branches of the armed forces


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warrant officer

noun

Definition of warrant officer for Students

: an officer in the armed forces in one of the grades between commissioned officers and noncommissioned officers

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