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Definition of "petty officer" [petty officer]

  • A noncommissioned naval officer intermediate in rank between enlisted personnel and commissioned officers. (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 "petty officer" in a sentence
  • "Then Derfflinger was hit, the shell piercing a door with a glass window behind which a petty officer was standing and watching the battle."
  • "Henry Kepler was a petty officer in the service of the reigning Duke, and in 1576 joined the army serving in the Netherlands."
  • "Lazenby and the tech petty officer had caught on now."