Entry from US English dictionary
A noncommissioned officer in the US Navy or Coast Guard ranking above senior chief petty officer and below warrant officer.
- ‘It must be terrifically damp, dark and cold,’ said Steve, a retired US Navy master chief petty officer who served on three submarines from 1973-93.
- This is, and always has been, one of the most important roles we fulfill as chief, senior chief and master chief petty officers.
- The Navy's 3,400 master chief petty officers will become the first Sailors to be detailed using Web-based technology beginning in September.
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Syllabification: mas·ter chief pet·ty of·fi·cer
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