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 My guess is his service will be a temporary bridge to the next fleet admiral on the bridge. Nick Canepa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Feb. 2024 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, 10 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fleet admiral was in 1942

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“Fleet admiral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fleet%20admiral. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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fleet admiral

: an admiral of the highest rank in the navy

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