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petty officernoun [C]

uk   us   (written abbreviation PO)
a ​rank in a ​navy, below the ​officers but above the ​ordinarysailors: Chief Petty Officer
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Translations of “petty officer”
in Arabic ضابِط صَفّ بَحري…
in Korean 하사관…
in Portuguese suboficial da Marinha…
in Catalan sotsoficial, -a de marina…
in Japanese (海軍の)下士官…
in Chinese (Simplified) 海军军士…
in Chinese (Traditional) 海軍士官…
in Italian sottufficiale di Marina…
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