Definition of Chief operating officer

1. Noun. The corporate executive responsible for the operations of the firm; reports to a board of directors; may appoint other managers (including a president).




Definition of Chief operating officer

1. Noun. (business) A corporate officer of a corporation, company, or agency, responsible for executing decisions of the chief executive officer (CEO) according to their decided schedule; often initialised as COO. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Chief Operating Officer

chief cooks and bottle-washers
chief cooks and bottle washers
chief executive
chief executive officer
chief executive officers
chief executives
chief financial officer
chief god
chief information officer
chief justice
chief legal officer
chief legal officers
chief mate
chief of staff
chief of state
chief operating officer (current term)
chief petty officer
chief petty officers
chief scientist
chiefage
chiefdom
chiefdoms
chiefe
chiefer
chiefery
chiefes

Literary usage of Chief operating officer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Railroad Finance by Frederick Albert Cleveland, Fred Wilbur Powell (1912)
"When certified by the maker, the payroll is passed to the chief operating officer, and when approved by him, it is sent to the auditor of disbursements for ..."

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