Definition of second officer in English:

second officer


  • An assistant mate on a merchant ship.

    • ‘Their son Ben, 23, is a second officer on a North Sea dredger.’
    • ‘It was thought the personal account of the ship's second officer would fetch up to £30,000 at the Sotheby's event yesterday.’
    • ‘The second officer, US Army Col. Ronald MacCammon, was also present throughout the coup, Venezuelan officials reported.’
    • ‘The second officer came back outside shielding his weapon and calling, ‘Get an ambulance!’’
    • ‘A soldier turned and saluted, addressing the second officer, ‘What do we do, sir!’’