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staff officer

noun, Military.
1.
a commissioned officer who is a member of a staff.
Origin of staff officer
1695-1705
First recorded in 1695-1705
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  • Awakened by a staff officer I was directed to report to the general.

    Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
  • A staff officer carried it to General Winder with perfect correctness.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • A staff officer stepped up to me as we joined the main body.

    Eben Holden Irving Bacheller
  • "Ah, well, I think we shall have them to-night," said the staff officer.

  • Sitting rigidly erect was the body of a staff officer, decapitated.

  • The staff officer and Prince Andrew mounted their horses and rode on.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • "That's our battery," said the staff officer indicating the highest point.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • "It is very strange, mon Monsieur Prince," said the staff officer.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • It was the staff officer who had turned him out of the booth at Grunth.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • The staff officer returned from the front and reported the situation.

British Dictionary definitions for staff officer

staff officer

noun
1.
a commissioned officer serving on the staff of a commander, service, or central headquarters
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