Definition of Chief petty officer

1. Noun. A person with the senior noncommissioned naval rank.


Definition of Chief petty officer

1. Noun. (Canada Navy) An warrant officer belonging to one of the two classes of chief petty officer: chief petty officer first class and chief petty officer second class. ¹

2. Noun. (UK Navy) A non-commissioned officer in the Royal Navy, ranking above petty officer and below warrant officer class 2. ¹

3. Noun. (US Navy) A non-commissioned officer in the United States Navy and United States Coast Guard, ranking above petty officer first class and below senior chief petty officer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Chief petty officer

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1. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1894)
"chief petty officer. chief petty officer. chief petty officer. From the above it will be seen that there are two intermediate steps. between the ..."

2. Fraser's Magazine (1875)
"He is the first chief petty officer in the ship, and is before anyone on the ... The naval schoolmaster is also a chief petty officer, wearing the same ..."

3. Fraser's Magazine by Thomas Carlyle (1875)
"He is the first chief petty officer in the ship, and is before anyone on the ... The naval schoolmaster is also a chief petty officer, wearing the same ..."

4. Report of the Board of Statutory Consolidation by Adolph Julius Rodenbeck (1907)
"... shall consist of one lieutenant, junior grade, who shall be commissioned as signal officer; one chief quartermaster, of the rate of chief petty officer; ..."

5. The Consolidated Laws of the State of New York, 1909 by New York (State), Frederick Eugene Wadhams (1909)
"... junior grade, both of whom shall be commissioned as engineer officers; five machinists of the rate of chief petty officer;'.; four water tenders, ..."

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