noncommissioned officer

noncommissioned officer
noun Date: 1703 a subordinate officer (as a sergeant) in the army, air force, or marine corps appointed from among enlisted personnel

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  • Noncommissioned officer — Noncommissioned Non com*mis sioned, a. Not having a commission. [1913 Webster] {Noncommissioned officer} (Mil.), a subordinate officer not appointed by a commission from the chief executive or supreme authority of the State; but by the Secretary… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • noncommissioned officer — (NCO) military officer who does not hold a commission, enlisted soldier given a position of command over other enlisted troops, noncom …   English contemporary dictionary

  • noncommissioned officer — [nän΄kə mish′əndôf′ə sər, nän΄kə mish′ənd] n. an enlisted person of any of various grades in the armed forces, as, in the U.S. Army, from corporal to sergeant major inclusive: see also PETTY OFFICER …   English World dictionary

  • noncommissioned officer — noun a military officer appointed from enlisted personnel • Syn: ↑noncom, ↑enlisted officer • Topics: ↑military, ↑armed forces, ↑armed services, ↑military machine, ↑war machine …   Useful english dictionary

  • noncommissioned officer — noun A person of authority in the military who has not received a commission (a direct conveyance of authority from the sovereign government); as such they can have charge or control but not command in the most technical use of the word. A… …   Wiktionary

  • noncommissioned officer — Synonyms and related words: Big Brother, NCO, acting corporal, acting sergeant, auditor, boatswain, boss, buck private, centurion, chief, chief warrant officer, color sergeant, common soldier, comptroller, controller, corporal, enlisted man,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • noncommissioned officer — non|com|mis|sioned of|fi|cer [ ,nankə,mıʃnd ɔfısər ] noun count an officer of low rank in the military …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • noncommissioned officer — non′com•mis′sioned of′ficer [[t]ˈnɒn kəˈmɪʃ ənd, ˌnɒn [/t]] n. mil an enlisted person, as a sergeant or corporal, holding a rank below commissioned or warrant officer in the armed forces • Etymology: 1695–1705 …   From formal English to slang

  • noncommissioned officer — A person enlisted in the Armed Forces, who has some rank, but not a rank evidenced by a commission. See warrant officer …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • noncommissioned officer — Mil. an enlisted person, as a sergeant or corporal, holding any of various ranks below commissioned or warrant officers. [1695 1705] * * * …   Universalium

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