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

Examples of generalship in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dellavedova brought grit, feistiness, unselfishness, and floor generalship Thursday night. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 2 Apr. 2021 That small bit of floor generalship led to a basket. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 28 Feb. 2021 With him on the floor, the Cavs’ assist percentage skyrocketed from 54.7% up to 64.8% -- a metric that speaks to his passing ability, basketball IQ, floor generalship and experience. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 20 Nov. 2020 Recent archaeological discoveries have revealed that Themistocles’ leadership in peacetime was just as great as his generalship in war. John Psaropoulos, WSJ, 3 Sep. 2020 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, 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, 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, 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,, 24 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of generalship

1575, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Generalship.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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