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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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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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