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  1. US short for noncommissioned officer
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Examples from the Web for non-com

Historical Examples

  • They located a non-com who told them to shift around as they pleased.

    A Yankee Flier Over Berlin

    Al Avery

  • That meant the operator was a non-com which would make it a little easier.

  • The non-com had a submachine gun, empty, with two loaded clips on his belt.

    A Slave is a Slave

    Henry Beam Piper

  • One of the party is a non-com and he has charge of the party.

  • Yet I am convinced that what will best control the Plattsburg rookie is the Plattsburg non-com.

    At Plattsburg

    Allen French

Word Origin and History for non-com

1747, short for non-commissioned officer.

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