petty officer


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petty officer

n.
A noncommissioned officer in a nation's navy or coast guard.

petty officer

n
(Military) a noncommissioned officer in a naval service, comparable in rank to a sergeant in an army or marine corps

pet′ty of`ficer


n.
1. a noncommissioned officer in the navy or coast guard.
2. one of the minor officers on a merchant ship.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.petty officer - a noncommissioned officer in the Navy or Coast Guard with a rank comparable to sergeant in the Armypetty 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
SCPO, senior chief petty officer - a senior noncommissioned officer in the Navy or Coast Guard with a rank comparable to master sergeant in the Army
Translations

petty officer

n (Naut) → sottufficiale m di marina
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For these reasons Jukes disliked him; but Captain MacWhirr, to Jukes' scornful disgust, seemed to regard him as a first-rate petty officer.
He collected the rents of whole colonies of filthy streets and alleys by the waterside, advanced money to the seamen and petty officers of merchant vessels, had a share in the ventures of divers mates of East Indiamen, smoked his smuggled cigars under the very nose of the Custom House, and made appointments on 'Change with men in glazed hats and round jackets pretty well every day.
I had given her the commander's room, Bradley and I taking that of the deck-officer, while Olson and two of our best men occupied the room ordinarily allotted to petty officers.
We were only four white men on board, with a large crew of Kalashes and two Malay petty officers.
Every one was talking of thebattle, suggesting, contradicting--at times, until the petty officers hushed them, it rose to a greatuproar.
Petty Officer Smith, a plane captain with HSL-43 Det.
Chief Petty Officer George Gibson, 35, was cut from the wreckage of his car after a collision with a skip lorry.
It was a real pleasure to see - I still get choked up - all the flags, the yellow ribbons, all the children like you,'' Sforzini, 24, a petty officer second class and fire controlman on a guided missile cruiser, told cheering youngsters at Lincoln Elementary School.
The Chief Petty Officer indoctrination includes courses on career management and manpower and personnel distribution.
The certifying Chief Petty Officer passed him anyway, warning him to never tell who the Chief was, as "Never in my entire career have I been unable to teach a man to swim until you came along.
Williamson, USN, Beach Detachment Chief Petty Officer, USS Dwight D.
Petty Officer Deweese was checking the status of the pitch-lock pins on the primary servos when he heard an unusual ratcheting sound coming from the main transmission.