from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A noncommissioned rank in the U.S. Navy that is above chief petty officer and below master chief petty officer.
- n. One who holds this rank.
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- n. A non-commissioned officer in the United States Navy and United States Coast Guard, ranking above chief petty officer and below master chief petty officer.
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- n. a senior noncommissioned officer in the Navy or Coast Guard with a rank comparable to master sergeant in the Army
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