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petty officer

noun
1.
a noncommissioned U.S. Navy rank with three grades.
2.
one of the minor officers on a merchant ship, as a boatswain or carpenter.
Origin of petty officer
1570-1580
First recorded in 1570-80
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petty officer

noun
1.
a noncommissioned officer in a naval service, comparable in rank to a sergeant in an army or marine corps
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