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Definition of "chief petty officer" [chief petty officer]

  • An enlisted rank in the U.S. Navy that is above petty officer first class and below senior chief petty officer. (noun)
  • One who holds this rank. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chief petty officer" in a sentence
  • "Except for the two already out on the floor — John McNaughton in the Vermont house, and George Wing, a Crow Indian and former chief petty officer who was living in the tepee I'd seen — I also met my fellow candidates."
  • "As it happened, the line chief petty officer had had a hole in his night watchbill to fill."
  • "With him was Commander Bird Dog Robinson and a chief petty officer that Coyote recognized as chief of the avionics division."