Master-sergeant

master sergeant

noun
1.
Army, Air force, Marine Corps. a noncommissioned officer ranking next to the highest noncommissioned officer.
2.
U.S. Air Force. a noncommissioned officer of one of the three top enlisted grades.

Origin:
1930–35

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master sergeant
 
n
a senior noncommissioned officer in the US Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps and certain other military forces, ranking immediately below the most senior noncommissioned rank

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