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A noncommissioned officer in a nation's navy or coast guard.
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(Military) a noncommissioned officer in a naval service, comparable in rank to a sergeant in an army or marine corps
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1. a noncommissioned officer in the navy or coast guard.
2. one of the minor officers on a merchant ship.
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|Noun||1.||petty officer - a noncommissioned officer in the Navy or Coast Guard with a rank comparable to sergeant in the Army|
master-at-arms - the senior petty officer; responsible for discipline aboard ship
enlisted officer, noncom, noncommissioned officer - a military officer appointed from enlisted personnel
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