Simple Definition of major general
: a military officer of high rank in the army, air force, or marines
Full Definition of major general
: a commissioned officer in the army, air force, or marine corps who ranks above a brigadier general and whose insignia is two stars
Origin of major general
French major général, from major, noun + général, adjective, general
First Known Use: 1633
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