Field officer
Officer Of"fi*cer, n. [F. officier. See {Office}, and cf. {Official}, n.] 1. One who holds an office; a person lawfully invested with an office, whether civil, military, or ecclesiastical; as, a church officer; a police officer; a staff officer. ``I am an officer of state.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. (U. S. Mil.) Specifically, a commissioned officer, in distinction from a warrant officer or an enlisted man. [1913 Webster]

{Field officer}, {General officer}, etc. See under {Field}, {General}. etc.

{Officer of the day} (Mil.), the officer who, on a given day, has charge for that day of the guard, prisoners, and police of the post or camp; abbreviated O. D., OD, or O. O. D.

{Officer of the deck}, or {Officer of the watch} (Naut.), the officer temporarily in charge on the deck of a vessel, esp. a war vessel. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Field officer — Field Field (f[=e]ld), n. [OE. feld, fild, AS. feld; akin to D. veld, G. feld, Sw. f[ a]lt, Dan. felt, Icel. fold field of grass, AS. folde earth, land, ground, OS. folda.] 1. Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • field officer — field .officer n 1.) BrE someone who works for an organization whose job involves practical outdoor work, especially work connected with the countryside 2.) an officer of high rank in the British army …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • field officer — ► NOUN ▪ a major, lieutenant colonel, or colonel …   English terms dictionary

  • field officer — n. Mil. a colonel, lieutenant colonel, or major …   English World dictionary

  • Field officer — A field officer or field grade officer is an Army, Marine, or air force commissioned officer senior in rank to a company officer but junior to a general officer; in the U.S. Navy, it is an officer who is a Lieutenant Commander, Commander, or… …   Wikipedia

  • field officer — field′ of ficer n. mil an officer holding a field grade • Etymology: 1650–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • field officer — noun A (para)military commissioned officer who holds a field grade, ranking under general officers but above lower grades and fit to command medium size units on the field, such as a batalion or regiment; or a non army equivalents in rank See… …   Wiktionary

  • field officer — noun an officer holding the rank of major or lieutenant colonel or colonel • Syn: ↑field grade officer, ↑FO • Topics: ↑military, ↑armed forces, ↑armed services, ↑military machine, ↑war machine …   Useful english dictionary

  • field officer — noun Date: 1656 a commissioned officer in the army, air force, or marine corps of the rank of colonel, lieutenant colonel, or major compare company officer, general officer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • field officer — Mil. an officer holding a field grade. [1650 60] * * * …   Universalium

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