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rear admiral

noun

Simple Definition of rear admiral

  • : an officer of high rank in the navy

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rear admiral

  1. :  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)

1589

First Known Use of rear admiral

1589


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