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Dictionary entry overview: What does petty officer mean?
• PETTY OFFICER (noun)
The noun PETTY OFFICER has 1 sense:
1. a noncommissioned officer in the navy with a rank comparable to sergeant in the army
Familiarity information: PETTY OFFICER used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||petty officer [BACK TO TOP]|
A noncommissioned officer in the navy with a rank comparable to sergeant in the army
Nouns denoting people
Hypernyms ("petty officer" is a kind of...):
Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "petty officer"):
master-at-arms (the senior petty officer; responsible for discipline aboard ship)
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