air vice-marshal

noun

: a commissioned officer in the British air force who ranks with a major general in the army

Examples of air vice-marshal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the top general for the U.S. Air Force in the Pacific traveled overseas recently to meet with U.S. allies, responsibility for 46,000 personnel across the region fell to an unusual second-in-command: an air vice-marshal from the Australian air force. Mike Cherney, WSJ, 12 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of air vice-marshal was in 1919

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“Air vice-marshal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air%20vice-marshal. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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