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staff officer

noun, Military.
a commissioned officer who is a member of a staff.
Origin of staff officer
1695-1705 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Do you intend to go over in the full uniform of a staff-officer?

  • Was it possible that he thought I might be some staff-officer?

    Kitty's Conquest Charles King
  • The staff-officer got up and strolled to a table on which were lying some illustrated weekly papers.

    Men, Women and Guns H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
  • "The Duke says you're to join your battalion," cried the staff-officer to Devenish.

    Denis Dent Ernest W. Hornung
  • A few minutes later Colonel Frank Rhodes heard that a staff-officer had been hit.

    Four Months Besieged H. H. S. Pearse
  • "Just a chance shot," said the staff-officer who accompanied me.

  • The men fired, but some staff-officer or officers called out that we were firing upon the French.

    The British Expedition to the Crimea William Howard Russell
  • She was pleased to think that she had not lost her temper in her talk with the staff-officer.

    The Last Shot Frederick Palmer
  • Next, shooting around the building on the low rise to the right front, there comes a staff-officer at rapid gallop.

    A War-Time Wooing Charles King
  • A staff-officer had told our captain that he was in charge of the valley, and wanted it to be a happy valley.

    A Yeoman's Letters P. T. Ross
British Dictionary definitions for staff-officer

staff officer

a commissioned officer serving on the staff of a commander, service, or central headquarters
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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