Petty-officer



noun
1.
a noncommissioned U.S. Navy rank with three grades.
2.
one of the minor officers on a merchant ship, as a boatswain or carpenter.
noun
1.
a noncommissioned officer in a naval service, comparable in rank to a sergeant in an army or marine corps

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