flag rank


: the rank of a flag officer

Examples of flag rank in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tighe was the first woman to command a numbered fleet and first woman cryptologic warfare officer promoted to flag rank. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, 28 Apr. 2023 The promotion restriction remained in place until November 1967, when Congress passed a law allowing women to compete for promotion to general and flag rank. Sarah Jacobs, The Aegis, 26 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flag rank was in 1894

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“Flag rank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flag%20rank. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

flag rank

: any of the ranks in the navy or coast guard above a captain
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