rating badge

nounU.S. Navy.
  1. a badge that indicates the rank and specialty of a petty officer: worn on the upper left sleeve.

Origin of rating badge

First recorded in 1905–10

Words Nearby rating badge

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How to use rating badge in a sentence

  • He was quickly furnished with a new uniform and a rating badge, the latter showing that he was a petty officer.

  • He is an enlisted man, rated a chief petty officer, and wears the eagle rating-badge.

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