fleet admiral


Definition of fleet admiral

: an admiral of the highest rank in the navy whose insignia is five stars

Examples of fleet admiral in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Woody Harrelson stars as Chester Nimitz, a fleet admiral in the U.S. Navy who led forces to victory during the most critical period of the war in the Pacific. Rosy Cordero, EW.com, "Roland Emmerich's Midway shoots to top of box office with $17.5 million," 10 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of fleet admiral

1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Fleet admiral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fleet%20admiral. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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