noncommissioned officer

  1. an enlisted person, as a sergeant or corporal, holding any of various ranks below commissioned or warrant officers.

Origin of noncommissioned officer

First recorded in 1695–1705

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British Dictionary definitions for noncommissioned officer

noncommissioned officer

/ (ˌnɒnkəˈmɪʃənd) /

  1. (in the armed forces) a person, such as a sergeant or corporal, who is appointed from the ranks as a subordinate officer

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