lieutenant general

noun

Definition of lieutenant general

: a commissioned officer in the army, air force, or marine corps who ranks above a major general and whose insignia is three stars

Examples of lieutenant general in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Roger Cloutier, in the meantime, was promoted to lieutenant general. James Gordon Meek, ABC News, 11 Nov. 2021 His military career culminated with a promotion to lieutenant general and duty as the Army’s first chief information officer at the Pentagon. Edward Lee, baltimoresun.com, 24 Oct. 2021 As a three-star lieutenant general in the U.S. Army and even after retirement, Otto J. Guenther was a popular choice to speak at graduation ceremonies, workshops and formal events. Edward Lee, baltimoresun.com, 24 Oct. 2021 In September 2013, Mark Milley, then an Army lieutenant general and deputy commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, gave reporters another upbeat assessment. Craig Whitlock, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Aug. 2021 The school had been named after Nathan Bedford Forrest, who was a lieutenant general in the Confederate Army and also became known for being one of the founding figures of the Ku Klux Klan. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, 16 Apr. 2021 The school had been named after Nathan Bedford Forrest, who was a lieutenant general in the Confederate Army and also became known for being one of the founding figures of the Ku Klux Klan. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, 16 Apr. 2021 The school had been named after Nathan Bedford Forrest, who was a lieutenant general in the Confederate Army and also became known for being one of the founding figures of the Ku Klux Klan. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, 16 Apr. 2021 Former Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper will become the first African American to achieve the rank of U.S Army Reserve lieutenant general. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 10 May 2021

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First Known Use of lieutenant general

1589, in the meaning defined above

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“Lieutenant general.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lieutenant%20general. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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lieutenant general

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lieutenant general

: a military officer who has a rank just below a general

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