- noncommissioned officer
- nouna military officer appointed from enlisted personnel• Hyponyms:↑aircraftsman, ↑aircraftman, ↑bombardier, ↑chief petty officer, ↑corporal, ↑drill master, ↑drill instructor, ↑lance corporal, ↑petty officer, ↑PO, ↑P.O., ↑sergeant
* * *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)
* * *Mil.an enlisted person, as a sergeant or corporal, holding any of various ranks below commissioned or warrant officers.[1695-1705]
* * *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.