Definitions

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  • noun An under or subordinate officer.

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  • noun An under or subordinate officer.

Etymologies

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sub- +‎ officer

Examples

  • The darker-skinned and wiry subofficer hurried toward Mykel, careful to keep his head below the top of the wall.

    Cadmian's Choice

  • “Halt right there!” ordered a subofficer with a plumed helm.

    THE SUNDERING

  • Kharl rode directly to the subofficer in charge of the two lancer squads accompanying him.

    Ordermaster

  • Seeing the face of the subofficer in profile, the Lord Marshal sucked in his breath imperceptibly.

    The Chronicles of Riddick

  • A Necro-monger handler was shown walking down a corridor in the company of a subofficer, both of them with their backs to the lensor.

    The Chronicles of Riddick

  • He walked alone, and that was how he often felt, for as a carpenter and a subofficer, he was neither an officer on the Seastag, nor exactly a crewman.

    Wellspring of Chaos

  • Kharl found it strange to be considered an officer, even a subofficer.

    Wellspring of Chaos

  • While the Vssey backed off slightly and stood guard, the subofficer and his companions proceeded to carefully shift the concealing stones to expose the package of explosives.

    Sliding Scales

  • XVII Under Toal's personal direction, a special squad of soldiers and lensors rushed through the most sig-nificant portions of the Basilica, all senses on high alert, searching for one subofficer who shouldn't be there.

    The Chronicles of Riddick

  • Then the scene turned chaotic as Riddick, in the guise of a Necromonger subofficer, attacked in a blur of mo'tion.

    The Chronicles of Riddick

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