chief petty officer
noun Date: 1865 an enlisted man in the navy or coast guard ranking above a petty officer first class and below a senior chief petty officer

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  • chief petty officer — noun a) An warrant officer belonging to one of the two classes of chief petty officer: chief petty officer first class and chief petty officer second class. b) A non commissioned officer in the Royal Navy, ranking above petty officer and below… …   Wiktionary

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  • chief petty officer — A noncommissioned officer of the Navy, ranking immediately above petty officer, 1st class, and immediately below senior chief petty officer …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • chief petty officer — chief′ pet′ty of ficer n. mil a noncommissioned rank in the U.S. Navy or Coast Guard above petty officer first class Abbr.: CPO Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • chief petty officer — U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. a noncommissioned rank above petty officer first class and below senior petty officer. Abbr.: CPO, C.P.O., c.p.o. [1885 90, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • chief petty officer — noun a rank of non commissioned officer in a navy, above petty officer …   English new terms dictionary

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