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major general

noun

Simple Definition of major general

  • : a military officer of high rank in the army, air force, or marines

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of major general

  1. :  a commissioned officer in the army, air force, or marine corps who ranks above a brigadier general and whose insignia is two stars

Origin and Etymology of major general

French major général, from major, noun + général, adjective, general


First Known Use: 1633



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