from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A military officer, usually a skilled technician or a helicopter pilot, intermediate in rank between a noncommissioned officer and a commissioned officer, having authority by virtue of a warrant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A member of a military organization having a rank between that of a commissioned and non-commissioned officer
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a noncommissioned officer, as a sergeant, corporal, bandmaster, etc., in the army, or a quartermaster, gunner, boatswain, etc., in the navy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An officer who acts under a warrant from a department of the government, and not from the sovereign or head of the state as in the case of commissioned officers.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. holds rank by virtue of a warrant
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Linkman was talking to Warrant Officer George Crane of 3 Troop, a discontented warrant officer whose Leopard was off the road until the mechanics had changed its transmission.
If you are a military officer active or retired or a warrant officer of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or Public Health Service, call the Retired Officers Association for valuable job-hunting help; 800-245-TROA.
Gritting his teeth, Lieutenant Harry Owens ordered his warrant officer and second sergeant's tanks to advance on the objective he had already described to them.
Coast Guard chief warrant officer Adam Wine said in Mobile, and crews in protective clothing patrolled the beach for debris.