officer of the day


officer of the day
: the officer who acting directly under the commanding officer of a military organization or installation is responsible on an assigned day for overseeing the guard, preserving order, protecting property, enforcing inspection regulations, and guarding prisoners

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Mil.
an officer who has charge of the guard and prisoners on an assigned day at a military installation. Abbr.: OD, O.D., O.O.D.
[1835-45]

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officer of the day noun (military)
The officer in charge of camp or unit security on any particular day
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Main Entry:office

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officer of the day,
a military officer who has charge, for any given day, of the guards, prisoners, barracks, etc. Abbr: O.D.

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  • officer of the day — n. the military officer in overall charge of the security and guard at a military post for any given day …   English World dictionary

  • Officer of the day — At smaller military installations where no provost marshal has been assigned, the officer of the day is a detail rotated each day among the unit/post s commissioned officers to oversee security, guard, and law enforcement considerations. Even if… …   Wikipedia

  • Officer of the Day (M*A*S*H) — Infobox Television episode Title = Rainbow Bridge Series = Officer of the Day Caption = {Caption} Season = 3 Episode = 3 Airdate = September 24, 1974 Production = B307 Writer = Laurence Marks Director = Hy Averback Guests = Edward Winter Jamie… …   Wikipedia

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  • officer of the day — Mil. an officer who has charge of the guard and prisoners on an assigned day at a military installation. Abbr.: OD, O.D., O.O.D. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • officer of the day — military officer who is on duty …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Officer of the deck — Officer Of fi*cer, n. [F. officier. See {Office}, and cf. {Official}, n.] 1. One who holds an office; a person lawfully invested with an office, whether civil, military, or ecclesiastical; as, a church officer; a police officer; a staff officer.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • officer of the guard — Mil. an officer, acting under the officer of the day, who is responsible for the instruction, discipline, and performance of duty of the guard in a post, camp, or station. Abbr.: OG, O.G. * * * officer of the guard, an officer, under the officer… …   Useful english dictionary