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chief mate

noun Nautical.
  1. first mate.
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Also called chief officer.

first mate

noun
  1. the officer of a merchant vessel next in command beneath the captain.
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Also called chief mate, chief officer, first officer, mate.
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Examples from the Web for chief-officer

Historical Examples of chief-officer

  • Chief-officer Fritz Schweitzer is a perfect spy and a first-class officer of submarines.

    The Secret Service Submarine

    Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

  • His chief-officer informed them that he had left the town early in the morning, and would not return till the afternoon.

    Black Ivory

    R.M. Ballantyne


British Dictionary definitions for chief-officer

first mate

noun
  1. an officer second in command to the captain of a merchant shipAlso called: first officer
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