Simple Definition of rear admiral
: an officer of high rank in the navy
Full Definition of rear admiral
: a commissioned officer in the navy or coast guard having either of two ranks: a : one who ranks above a captain —called also rear admiral (lower half) b : one who ranks above a rear admiral (lower half) and below a vice admiral —called also rear admiral (upper half)
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