noncommissioned officer


noncommissioned officer
noun
a military officer appointed from enlisted personnel
Syn: ↑noncom, ↑enlisted officer
Hypernyms: ↑military officer, ↑officer
Hyponyms:

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noun
: a subordinate officer in a branch of the armed services appointed usually on the basis of examination from enlisted personnel and holding one of various grades (as corporal, sergeant, petty officer)

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Mil.
an enlisted person, as a sergeant or corporal, holding any of various ranks below commissioned or warrant officers.
[1695-1705]

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noncommissioned officer,
an officer in the armed forces who does not hold a commission or a warrant, especially an enlisted man with the rank of corporal, sergeant, petty officer, or airman first class.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.