first officer

noun
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first officer
 
n
1.  another name for first mate
2.  the member of an aircraft crew who is second in command to the captain

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Example sentences
Then they left, with some cash and the captain and first officer, who are still
  missing.
The first officer was busy filling out his expense account and then went on to
  read the newspaper.
The captain and first officer sustained fatal injuries.
The captain and the first officer were killed, and the airplane was destroyed.
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