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. I made Nobs' bed down in Lys' room, for I knew she would feel less alone.
He ventured the petty officers' mess, and was glad to get away.
We were only four white men on board, with a large crew of Kalashes and two Malay petty officers. The Captain stared hard as if wondering what ailed me.
Every one was talking of thebattle, suggesting, contradicting--at times, until the petty officers hushed them, it rose to a greatuproar.
Chief Petty Officer George Gibson, 35, was cut from the wreckage of his car after a collision with a skip lorry.
Mark Reynolds; Chief Petty Officer Dennis Schoenwether; and Petty Officer Edmond Cumplido.
During the Battle of Roberts' Ridge--named for a Navy SEAL, Petty Officer 1st Class Neil Roberts--many courageous men went into harm's way--on the ground and in the air.
The two sailors were identified as Petty Officer 1st Class Vincent Parker of Preston, Miss., and Petty Officer 3rd Class Benjamin Johnson of Rochester, N.Y.
Jenest, USN, (Gold Star in lieu of Second Award), Materiel Control Division Chief Petty Officer, USS Dwight D.