Definition of chief petty officer in English:

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chief petty officer

noun

A senior noncommissioned officer in a navy, in particular an NCO in the US Navy or Coast Guard ranking above petty officer and below senior chief petty officer.
Example sentences
  • The new vessel has been configured with six-man cabins for junior rates and four-man cabins for petty officers and chief petty officers.
  • The hardest workers among you may become chief petty officers, warrant officers and commissioned officers.
  • A new method of delivering leadership training to chief petty officers is now part of the continual growth and development of Sailors.

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Syllabification: chief pet·ty of·fi·cer

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