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chief petty officer

n.
1. An enlisted rank in the US Navy that is above petty officer first class and below senior chief petty officer.
2. One who holds this rank.

chief petty officer

n
(Military) the senior naval rank for personnel without commissioned or warrant rank. Abbreviation: CPO

chief′ pet′ty of`ficer


n.
a noncommissioned rank in the U.S. Navy or Coast Guard above petty officer first class.
Abbr.: CPO
[1885–90]
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Noun1.chief petty officer - a person with the senior noncommissioned naval rankchief petty officer - a person with the senior noncommissioned naval rank
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
enlisted officer, noncom, noncommissioned officer - a military officer appointed from enlisted personnel
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