major general

noun

Definition of major general

  1. :  a commissioned officer in the army, air force, or marine corps who ranks above a brigadier general and whose insignia is two stars

Origin and Etymology of major general

French major général, from major, noun + général, adjective, general


First Known Use: 1633


MAJOR GENERAL Defined for English Language Learners

major general

noun

Definition of major general for English Language Learners

  • : a military officer of high rank in the army, air force, or marines



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