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first officer

  1. first mate.
  2. copilot.
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Examples from the Web for first officer

Historical Examples

  • After a brief word with him the first-officer came down to them.

    The Tidal Wave and Other Stories

    Ethel May Dell

  • The captain and the first-officer especially showed us every consideration possible under the circumstances.

  • Fortune had borrowed a cloak from her stewardess and George wore the mufti of the first-officer.

    The Carpet from Bagdad

    Harold MacGrath

  • A man ran quickly by her to the bridge, where she could dimly discern the first-officer on watch.

  • A look of intense relief shot across the first-officer's quiet face.

British Dictionary definitions for first officer

first officer

  1. another name for first mate
  2. the member of an aircraft crew who is second in command to the captain
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