executive officer


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executive officer

n.
1.
a. The officer second in command of a military unit smaller than a division.
b. The officer second in command of a naval unit.
2. A person holding executive power in an organization.

executive officer

n
1. (Military) the second-in-command of any of certain military units. Abbreviation: XO (US)
2. (Military) a specialist seaman officer, responsible under the captain for the routine efficient running of the ship in the US, British (formerly), and certain other navies

exec′utive of`ficer


n.
1. the officer second in command of a military or naval organization.
2. an officer charged with executive duties.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.executive officer - the officer second in commandexecutive officer - the officer second in command  
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"
military officer, officer - any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command; "an officer is responsible for the lives of his men"
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