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English definition of “NCO”

NCO

noun [C]     /ˌen.siːˈəʊ/ US  /-ˈoʊ/ (plural NCOs)
abbreviation for non-commissioned officer: a member of the armed forces who has achieved the rank of officer by rising from the lower ranks rather than by receiving a commission → Compare commissioned officerGeneral ranks in the armed forces
(Definition of NCO noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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