from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A noncommissioned naval officer intermediate in rank between enlisted personnel and commissioned officers.
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- n. A non-commissioned officer in the US and UK Navy and the US Coast Guard; roughly equivalent to a sergeant in the army
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a subofficer in the navy, as a gunner, etc., corresponding to a noncommissionned officer in the army.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a noncommissioned officer in the Navy or Coast Guard with a rank comparable to sergeant in the Army
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