Meaning of chief petty officer

chief' pet'ty of"ficer

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— U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. U.S. Navy and Coast Guard.
  1. a noncommissioned rank above petty officer first class and below senior petty officer. Abbr.: CPO, C.P.O., c.p.o.
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