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chief petty officer

noun, U.S. Navy and Coast Guard.
1.
a noncommissioned rank above petty officer first class and below senior petty officer.
Abbreviation: CPO, C.P.O., c.p.o.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism
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chief petty officer

noun
1.
the senior naval rank for personnel without commissioned or warrant rank CPO
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