officer of the deck


officer of the deck
officer of the deck
n.
the officer in charge of a naval ship during a given watch

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  • Officer of the deck — (OOD) is a position in the United States Navy and United States Coast Guard that confers certain authority and responsibility. The officer of the deck on a ship is the direct representative of the captain, having responsibility for the ship.… …   Wikipedia

  • Officer of the Deck — (OOD) is a position in the United States Navy and United States Coast Guard that confers certain authority and responsibility. The Officer of the Deck on a ship is the Captain s direct representative, having responsibility for the ship.… …   Wikipedia

  • Officer of the deck — Officer Of fi*cer, n. [F. officier. See {Office}, and cf. {Official}, n.] 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • officer of the deck — The officer of the deck under way has been designated by the commanding officer to be in charge of the ship, including its safe and proper operation. The officer of the deck reports directly to the commanding officer for the safe navigation and… …   Military dictionary

  • officer of the deck — the officer in charge of a naval vessel for an assigned period (as a 4 hour watch) who is stationed on the bridge while at sea or on the quarterdeck while in port, who represents the commanding officer, and who for the duration of such duty is… …   Useful english dictionary

  • officer of the deck — a naval duty officer responsible for the operation of the ship in the absence of the captain or the executive officer. Abbr. O.O.D. * * * …   Universalium

  • Officer of the day — Officer Of fi*cer, n. [F. officier. See {Office}, and cf. {Official}, n.] 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Officer of the watch — Officer Of fi*cer, n. [F. officier. See {Office}, and cf. {Official}, n.] 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Officer of the day — At smaller military installations where no provost marshal has been assigned, the officer of the day is a detail rotated each day among the unit/post s commissioned officers to oversee security, guard, and law enforcement considerations. Even if… …   Wikipedia

  • officer of the watch — noun 1. the deck officer who during his or her watch is responsible to the master for the navigation of a ship. 2. the engineer officer who is in charge of the engine room during his or her watch. 3. Navy the officer who is responsible for the… …   Australian English dictionary