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deck officer

Syllabification: deck of·fi·cer

Definition of deck officer in English:

noun

An officer in charge of the above-deck workings and maneuvers at sea of a ship or boat.
Example sentences
  • 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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