chief petty officer

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

Origin:
1885–90, Americanism

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chief petty officer
 
n
CPO the senior naval rank for personnel without commissioned or warrant rank

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