master-at-arms definition

  • noun:
    • A petty officer assigned to steadfastly keep up order.
    • A warrant officer or primary petty officer in charge of discipline aboard a naval ship.
    • A commissioned officer accountable for overseeing all physical fitness trained in subordinate units.
    • A petty officer in charge of law enforcement, antiterrorism, force protection, and expeditionary warfare.
    • The senior petty officer of a ship, accountable for control aboard the ship.
    • In a man-of-war, a petty officer of the top class; the principle police of this ship, whoever tasks are to take-charge of prisoners, and to keep purchase from the berth-deck. His assistants are called ship's corporals.
    • the senior petty officer; in charge of discipline aboard ship

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