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n. pl. mas·ters-at-arms (măs′tərz-)
A petty officer assigned to maintain order.
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n, pl masters-at-arms
(Nautical Terms) the senior rating, of Chief Petty Officer rank, in a naval unit responsible for discipline, administration, and police duties
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n., pl. mas•ters-at-arms.
1. a naval petty officer who keeps order aboard ship.
2. an officer of an organization who keeps order.
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