officer of the watch

officer of the watch
: the officer representing the engineering officer for an assigned period and serving in the engine room

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Naut.
the officer primarily responsible for the navigation of a ship, in the absence of the captain, during a certain watch.

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officer of the watch,
an officer in charge of a ship during a watch at sea, usually the first, second, third, or fourth mate.

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  • 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 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… …  

  • officer of the watch — Naut. the officer primarily responsible for the navigation of a ship, in the absence of the captain, during a certain watch. * * * …   Universalium

  • officer of the watch — military officer responsible when the commander in not present (in the Navy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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 — (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 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 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 — n. the officer in charge of a naval ship during a given watch …   English World 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

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