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deck officer

noun, Nautical.
any officer whose responsibilities include navigation, cargo handling, etc. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He ran her alone, with only the Malay serang for a deck officer.

    Within the Tides Joseph Conrad
  • "The captain of this ship wants to abandon her," said the deck officer.

    The U-boat hunters

    James B. Connolly
  • The deck officer had not once taken the glasses off the periscope.

    The U-boat hunters

    James B. Connolly
  • Nodding, the deck officer stuck his thumb in the whorl-lock of the door and entered the cabin.

    A Place in the Sun C.H. Thames
  • So near were the two vessels that the deck officer's voice was distinctly heard calling his quarter-master to "port the helm."

    James Fenimore Cooper Mary E. Phillips
  • The up-coming steamer knew that something was wrong and her deck officer was sounding a danger signal.

  • The deck officer had turned her over to the purser and it was evident that the latter was in for an unpleasant quarter of an hour.

    Ruth Fielding Down in Dixie Alice B. Emerson
British Dictionary definitions for deck officer

deck officer

a ship's officer who is part of the deck crew
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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