Entry from US English dictionary
An officer in charge of the above-deck workings and maneuvers at sea of a ship or boat.
- Thus, it was not unusual for men to become thoroughly proficient as an infantry, cavalry, or deck officer in a short time and then languish in some isolated frontier post or ship of the line.
- The deck officer accepted Tand's tickets, his eyes never leaving Tanj, as he fumbled for the access cards to their stateroom.
- He now served as senior flight deck officer on the USS Eisenhower and was dogged by rumors of cowardice.
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Syllabification: deck of·fi·cer
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