from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A petty officer assigned to maintain order.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In a man-of-war, a petty officer of the first class; the chief police officer of the ship, whose duties are to take charge of all prisoners, and to keep order on the berth-deck. His assistants are called
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Naut.) The senior petty officer of a ship, responsible for discipline aboard the ship.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun UK, Navy A
warrant officeror chief petty officerresponsible for discipline aboard a naval ship.
- noun UK, Army A
commissioned officerresponsible for overseeing all fitness training in subordinate units.
- noun US, Navy A
petty officerresponsible for law enforcement, antiterrorism, force protection, and expeditionary warfare.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the senior petty officer; responsible for discipline aboard ship
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A brisk walk of a mile and a half down a wide tunnel moderately crowded with traffic: travelers, porters, an occasional pushcart, a dignified scientist swinging in a litter borne by four husky orderlies and preceded by his master-at-arms to clear the common crew out of the way.
But he inquired nervously of Alan as Alan retrieved his weapon from the master-at-arms, "You're a good knife?"
He was halted by the master-at-arms on watch outside Narby's suite, cuffed around a bit for his insistence on entering, referred to a boredly unsympathetic clerk who took his name and told him to return to his village and wait to be summoned.
Narby's knife was at his belt; Alan was painfully aware that he had been required to deposit his own with the master-at-arms.
Catelyn and Ser Rodrik arrive in Kings Landing and take rooms at an inn; Ser Rodrik goes to find Ser Aron Santagar, the Red Keep's master-at-arms, to ask him if he knows the dagger.
Ser Rodrik is Winterfell's master-at-arms, and Donachie also played the master-at-arms in TITANTIC.
A Navy master-at-arms, he wished to remain anonymous for fear of retribution.
Schnell was serving as a master-at-arms assigned to
Recently, navy master-at-arms have been integrated into the guard force.
Donal reproaches Jon for taking advantage of his superior training, pointing out that none of the other boys had the opportunity to study swordsmanship under a great castle's master-at-arms.