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vice admiral

noun

Simple Definition of vice admiral

  • : an officer in the navy with a rank just below that of admiral

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of vice admiral

  1. :  a commissioned officer in the navy or coast guard who ranks above a rear admiral and whose insignia is three stars

Origin and Etymology of vice admiral

Middle French visamiral, from vis- vice- + amiral admiral


First Known Use: 15th century


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