master-at-arms love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A petty officer assigned to maintain order.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In a man-of-war, a petty officer of the first class; the chief police officer of the ship, whose duties are to take charge of all prisoners, and to keep order on the berth-deck. His assistants are called ship's corporals.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Naut.) The senior petty officer of a ship, responsible for discipline aboard the ship.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun UK, Navy A warrant officer or chief petty officer responsible for discipline aboard a naval ship.
  • noun UK, Army A commissioned officer responsible for overseeing all fitness training in subordinate units.
  • noun US, Navy A petty officer responsible for law enforcement, antiterrorism, force protection, and expeditionary warfare.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the senior petty officer; responsible for discipline aboard ship


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  • A brisk walk of a mile and a half down a wide tunnel moderately crowded with traffic: travelers, porters, an occasional pushcart, a dignified scientist swinging in a litter borne by four husky orderlies and preceded by his master-at-arms to clear the common crew out of the way.

    Destiny Narrowly Avoided

  • But he inquired nervously of Alan as Alan retrieved his weapon from the master-at-arms, "You're a good knife?"

    Destiny Narrowly Avoided

  • He was halted by the master-at-arms on watch outside Narby's suite, cuffed around a bit for his insistence on entering, referred to a boredly unsympathetic clerk who took his name and told him to return to his village and wait to be summoned.

    Destiny Narrowly Avoided

  • Narby's knife was at his belt; Alan was painfully aware that he had been required to deposit his own with the master-at-arms.

    Destiny Narrowly Avoided

  • Catelyn and Ser Rodrik arrive in Kings Landing and take rooms at an inn; Ser Rodrik goes to find Ser Aron Santagar, the Red Keep's master-at-arms, to ask him if he knows the dagger.

    Which episode will GRRM write?

  • Ser Rodrik is Winterfell's master-at-arms, and Donachie also played the master-at-arms in TITANTIC.


  • A Navy master-at-arms, he wished to remain anonymous for fear of retribution.

    David Murdock: KBR Work Presents 'Security Risk' Says Pentagon Official

  • Schnell was serving as a master-at-arms assigned to

    Gulf War II

  • Recently, navy master-at-arms have been integrated into the guard force.

    Sound Politics: The Closet Is No Place For A Gay Soldier

  • Donal reproaches Jon for taking advantage of his superior training, pointing out that none of the other boys had the opportunity to study swordsmanship under a great castle's master-at-arms.

    Which episode will GRRM write?


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