masters-at-arms masters-at-arms

Definition(s):

  • (n) the senior petty officer; responsible for discipline aboard ship

Usage(s):

  1. Order was kept by 26 polite, tough "masters-at-arms," i.
  2. Just as all sailors are "gobs," masters-at-arms "jimmy legs"all commanding officers and admirals are called "the old man" by the personnel under them.
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