admiral's mast

noun

: a disciplinary proceeding at which an admiral in the U.S. Navy hears and disposes of cases against warrant officers and commissioned officers charged with an offense
The admiral's mast is expected to include a formal letter of reprimand for Commander Waddle, which will effectively end the career of an officer who had been considered a rising star in the submarine corps.Steven Lee Myers, New York Times, 20 Apr. 2001

Word History

First Known Use

1981, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of admiral's mast was in 1981

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“Admiral's mast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/admiral%27s%20mast. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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