Warrant-officer meaning

A military officer, usually a skilled technician or a helicopter pilot, intermediate in rank between a noncommissioned officer and a commissioned officer, having authority by virtue of a warrant.
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An officer of the U.S. armed forces ranking above a noncommissioned officer but below a commissioned officer and holding office on a warrant instead of a commission.
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A member of a military organization having a rank between that of a commissioned and non-commissioned officer.
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