admiral of the fleet

noun phrase

: the highest-ranking officer of the British navy

Word History

First Known Use

1512, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of admiral of the fleet was in 1512

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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 25 Feb. 2024.

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