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petty officer

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