warrant officer

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  1. (in the U.S. Armed Forces) an officer of one of four grades ranking above enlisted personnel and below commissioned officers.
  2. a similar officer in other countries.

Origin of warrant officer

First recorded in 1685–95
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Related Words for warrant officer

shooter, soldier, marksman, artilleryman, cannoneer, rifleman

Examples from the Web for warrant officer

Historical Examples of warrant officer

  • A midshipman and warrant-officer, with four hands, were in her.

    The Three Commanders

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • Ayesha and her warrant-officer helper and a Marine lieutenant went out hastily.


    H. Beam Piper

  • I was very glad to find that my old friend Jack Stretcher had volunteered, with the hope of one day becoming a warrant-officer.

    Salt Water

    W. H. G. Kingston

  • Also, a full set of his accounts kept by a warrant-officer for the purpose of passing them.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

British Dictionary definitions for warrant officer

warrant officer

  1. an officer in certain armed services who holds a rank between those of commissioned and noncommissioned officers. In the British army, the rank has two classesSee regimental sergeant major, company sergeant major
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