admiral of the fleet

noun phrase

Definition of admiral of the fleet

: the highest-ranking officer of the British navy

First Known Use of admiral of the fleet

1512, in the meaning defined above

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“Admiral of the fleet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/admiral%20of%20the%20fleet. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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