staff officer
noun Date: 1777 a commissioned officer assigned to a military commander's staff — compare line officer

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • staff officer — n. 1. an officer serving on a staff ☆ 2. U.S. Navy a commissioned officer with nonmilitary duties, as a surgeon or chaplain …   English World dictionary

  • staff officer — staff officers N COUNT In the army and air force, a staff officer is an officer who works for a commander or in the headquarters …   English dictionary

  • staff officer — staff .officer n a military officer whose job is to help an officer of a higher rank …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • staff officer — staff ,officer noun count an officer in the army who works for an officer of higher rank …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • staff officer — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms staff officer : singular staff officer plural staff officers an officer in the army who works for an officer of higher rank …   English dictionary

  • staff officer — staff′ of ficer n. mil a commissioned officer who is a member of a military staff • Etymology: 1695–1705 …   From formal English to slang

  • staff officer — noun a commissioned officer assigned to a military commander s staff • Topics: ↑military, ↑armed forces, ↑armed services, ↑military machine, ↑war machine • Hypernyms: ↑commissioned officer …   Useful english dictionary

  • staff officer — Mil. a commissioned officer who is a member of a staff. [1695 1705] * * * …   Universalium

  • staff officer — noun a military officer serving on the staff of a headquarters or government department …   English new terms dictionary

  • staff officer — /ˈstaf ɒfəsə/ (say stahf ofuhsuh) noun a commissioned officer appointed to a staff position at a senior military headquarters …   Australian English dictionary

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