gen·​er·​al·​ship | \ ˈjen-rəl-ˌship How to pronounce generalship (audio) , ˈje-nə- \

Definition of generalship

1 : office or tenure of office of a general
3 : military skill in a high commander

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Recent Examples on the Web Bao Gao did indeed benefit, gaining a coveted generalship based on his polo skills, but not before losing an eye in a polo match. National Geographic, "THE BEST OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX," 24 Mar. 2020 Despite former head coach John Beilein applauding Dellavedova for his high basketball IQ, knowledge of the offense, floor generalship, deft passing and scrappy defense, the old coach booted him from the usual rotation. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Matthew Dellavedova constantly fighting to prove he belongs even as teammates ‘gas’ him up," 8 Mar. 2020 At this point, no amount of good generalship or strategy is going to outweigh the First Order advantage in technology and mass of combat power. Angry Staff Officer, Wired, "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Is a Lesson in Military Opposites," 24 Dec. 2019 Gilbert has struggled with his shooting through the first six games for UConn (4-2), but other parts of his game, defense, passing, floor generalship, have pleased Hurley as well as his behind-the-scenes leadership. Dom Amore,, "UConn men: Dan Hurley fires back at Alterique Gilbert’s social media critics," 24 Nov. 2019 Washington’s prudent generalship, and the help of Britain’s longtime enemy France, had won victory by 1781. Richard Brookhiser, National Review, "The New York Manumission Society," 24 Oct. 2019 The dynamic is best illustrated by the attorney generalship, arguably the state’s second-most important office. Dan Walters, The Mercury News, "Walters: How 2018 will test California primary system," 30 May 2017 Scheduled to be released on Tuesday, The Generals is a surprisingly scathing historical look into the unmaking of American generalship over six decades, culminating in what Ricks perceives as catastrophic failures in Iraq and Afghanistan. Spencer Ackerman, WIRED, "Your Favorite Army General Actually Sucks," 31 Oct. 2012

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1575, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Generalship.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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