ship's officer

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Noun1.ship's officer - a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vesselship's officer - a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel; "he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines"
Jack-tar, mariner, old salt, sea dog, seafarer, seaman, gob, Jack, tar - a man who serves as a sailor
sea captain, skipper, captain, master - an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
first mate, mate - the officer below the master on a commercial ship
privateer, privateersman - an officer or crew member of a privateer
purser - an officer aboard a ship who keeps accounts and attends to the passengers' welfare
navigator, sailing master - the ship's officer in charge of navigation
steward - the ship's officer who is in charge of provisions and dining arrangements
supercargo - an officer on a merchant ship in charge of the cargo and its sale and purchase
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"You will observe, Miss Brewster, that he carries a dirk in his belt, a--ahem--a most unusual thing for a ship's officer to do.
Sharp commands from the ship's officers hastened the work of the crew in making things snug, and life lines were strung along deck for the safety of such of the passengers as might venture up when the blow began.
It lasted for perhaps two seconds, to be followed by the screams and moans of the wounded, the cursing of the men and the hoarse commands of the ship's officers. They were splendid--they and their crew.
They took the risk of running against one of the ship's officers and being hustled down the gangway with the toe of a boot to speed their going.
"Touch the button, please," continued the ape-man; "we will have one of the ship's officers here--this affair has gone quite far enough."
Electric lights, a shed-covered wharf, mountains of luggage and freight, the noisy toil of 'longshoremen and sailors, the staccato snorts of donkey engines and the whining sheaves as running lines ran through the blocks, a crowd of white-coated stewards carrying hand-baggage, the quartermaster at the gangway foot, the gangway sloping steeply up to the Umatilla's promenade deck, more quartermasters and gold-laced ship's officers at the head of the gangway, and more crowd and confusion blocking the narrow deck-- thus Michael knew, beyond all peradventure, that he had come back to the sea and its ships, where he had first met Steward, where he had been always with Steward, save for the recent nightmare period in the great city.
The days were not many after that when he sat at table with the scientific men and ship's officers. He gloated over the spectacle of so much food, watching it anxiously as it went into the mouths of others.
Additionally, he has been the ship's officer for the barracks and training facilities with USS Chicago and USS Arizona.
According to the fishermen, they were freed the day after a Malaysian Navy official called the ship's officer and ordered their release.
Cameron works for a local builder's merchant and joined the Redcar lifeboat station in 2006 while Ben, who is a ship's officer on a diver support vessel, joined in July 2012.
The Egyptian defendant identified as M.M., who works as a ship's officer, is accused of causing disturbance aboard the flight bound for Alexandria on November 26 last year while drunk.
A SHIP'S officer was airlifted to hospital after being taken ill while on board a tanker off Anglesey.

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