vice admiral


vice admiral

noun

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

Full Definition of VICE ADMIRAL

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

Origin of VICE ADMIRAL

Middle French visamiral, from vis- vice- + amiral admiral
First Known Use: 15th century

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