vice admiral

noun

Definition of vice admiral 

: a commissioned officer in the navy or coast guard who ranks above a rear admiral and whose insignia is three stars

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Raquel Bono, a vice admiral in the U.S. Navy and a Filipina American, will speak at the University of Texas, Austin. Washington Post, "Amid #MeToo, more colleges host women as graduation speakers," 9 May 2018 McGrath also said having a likely three-star vice admiral at the fleet will improve coordination with NATO allies, particularly with Northern Europe and the United Kingdom. Alex Horton, Washington Post, "The Navy is resurrecting a fleet to protect the East Coast and North Atlantic from Russia," 5 May 2018 The only one who agreed to an interview was W. Douglas Crowder, a retired vice admiral who led the 7th Fleet from 2006 to 2008. Craig Whitlock, Anchorage Daily News, "Leaks, feasts and sex parties: How ‘Fat Leonard’ infiltrated the Navy’s floating headquarters in Asia," 1 Feb. 2018 Raquel Bono, a vice admiral in the United States Navy and a Filipina American, will speak at the University of Texas, Austin. Collin Binkley, The Christian Science Monitor, "#MeToo movement brings a wave of female graduation speakers," 9 May 2018 Tom Barrett is a retired U.S. Coast Guard vice admiral, former deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation and president of Alyeska Pipeline Service Company. Tom Barrett, Anchorage Daily News, "Spill prevention and response capabilities are improving for Prince William Sound," 2 Mar. 2018 In response, the Navy fired a series of top officers including -- for the first time -- the vice admiral who was commander of the 7th fleet. Ivan Watson And Rebecca Wright, CNN, "Destroyer with a history shows US flag in Pacific," 1 Apr. 2018 Six vice admirals held the job of 7th Fleet commander between 2002 and Francis's arrest in 2013. Craig Whitlock, Anchorage Daily News, "Leaks, feasts and sex parties: How ‘Fat Leonard’ infiltrated the Navy’s floating headquarters in Asia," 1 Feb. 2018 A few hours later, after news broke that a retired vice admiral and former Navy SEAL didn’t want to work for him, not even in one of the most vaunted jobs in the White House, the claim careened into total absurdity. Fred Kaplan, Slate Magazine, "By rejecting the national security adviser job, Robert Harward gave cover to every professional who wants to turn the president down.," 16 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of vice admiral

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vice admiral

Middle French visamiral, from vis- vice- + amiral admiral

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vice admiral

noun

English Language Learners Definition of vice admiral

: an officer in the navy with a rank just below that of admiral

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