warrant officer


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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Her husband, Joe Kent, a retired Green Beret warrant officer, said an obscure regulation derailed her education plans. Fox News, "Lawmaker wants US Navy ship to be named after female service member killed in Syria," 15 June 2019 Kate gave shamrocks to officers and warrant officers at the St. Patrick's Day parade. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton and Prince William's St. Patrick's Day PDA Was So Sweet," 17 Mar. 2019 As Hello! magazine reports, Kate handed out shamrocks at the parade to officers and warrant officers in the Irish Guards, a tradition started in 1901 by Queen Alexandra, who was married to Edward VII. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Celebrates St. Patrick's Day 2019 in a Custom Alexander McQueen Coat," 17 Mar. 2019 Handing out sprigs of shamrock to officers and warrant officers amongst the 350 troops, Duchess Kate looked thrilled to meet their mascot, Domnhall the Irish Wolfhound. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Duchess of Cambridge stuns in emerald St. Patrick’s Day look," 17 Mar. 2018 Some of the reorganization included moving one of the current police officers over to the municipal courts as a warrant officer who can also provide backup when needed. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "Dayton city officials explain rollback tax election," 11 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of warrant officer

1693, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 Aug 2019

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English Language Learners Definition of warrant officer

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

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Kids Definition of warrant officer

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

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