noncommissioned officer

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non·com·mis·sioned officer

n. Abbr. NCO
An enlisted member of the armed forces, such as a corporal, sergeant, or petty officer, appointed to a rank conferring leadership over other enlisted personnel.

noncommissioned officer

(Military) (in the armed forces) a person, such as a sergeant or corporal, who is appointed from the ranks as a subordinate officer

non′com•mis′sioned of′ficer

(ˈnɒn kəˈmɪʃ ənd, ˌnɒn-)
an enlisted person, as a sergeant or corporal, holding a rank below commissioned or warrant officer in the armed forces.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.noncommissioned officer - a military officer appointed from enlisted personnel
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"
aircraftman, aircraftsman - a noncommissioned officer in the British Royal Air Force
bombardier - a noncommissioned officer in the British artillery
chief petty officer - a person with the senior noncommissioned naval rank
corporal - a noncommissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marines
drill instructor, drill master - a noncommissioned officer who instructs recruits in military marching and discipline
lance corporal - an enlisted man in the marine corps ranking above a private first class and below a corporal
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"
P.O., petty officer, PO - a noncommissioned officer in the Navy or Coast Guard with a rank comparable to sergeant in the Army
sergeant - any of several noncommissioned officer ranks in the Army or Air Force or Marines ranking above a corporal

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