generalship

noun
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 His vision, floor-generalship, calming presence, playmaking, defense and leadership are greatly missed. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 2 Apr. 2022 As evidenced by her performance versus Auka at WrestleMania 34, Charlotte Flair, Ric’s daughter, is keeping the tradition of ring-generalship in the family. Matt Caputo, SPIN, 1 Apr. 2022 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 See More

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First Known Use of generalship

1575, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Last Updated

10 Jun 2022

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“Generalship.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/generalship. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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