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for Officer of the watch
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Officer \Of"fi*cer\, n. [F. officier. See Office, and cf.
1. One who holds an office; a person lawfully invested with
an office, whether civil, military, or ecclesiastical; as,
a church officer; a police officer; a staff officer. "I am
an officer of state." --Shak.
2. (U. S. Mil.) Specifically, a commissioned officer, in
distinction from a warrant officer or an enlisted man.
Field officer, General officer, etc. See under Field,
Officer of the day (Mil.), the officer who, on a given day,
has charge for that day of the guard, prisoners, and
police of the post or camp; abbreviated O. D., OD, or O.
Officer of the deck, or Officer of the watch (Naut.), the
officer temporarily in charge on the deck of a vessel,
esp. a war vessel.
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