from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An officer on a merchant ship ranking immediately below the captain.
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- noun nautical An
officeron a merchant shipnext in rankto the captainand responsible to the captain for the safety and security of the ship.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the officer below the master on a commercial ship
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