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

Examples of vice admiral in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Christenson held onto his rank and retired as a vice admiral in November 2018. San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 May 2022 The comments by vice admiral Kay-Achim Schoenbach sparked consternation and a swift rebuke back in Berlin. Jill Lawless And Jari Tanner, Anchorage Daily News, 23 Jan. 2022 The comments by vice admiral Kay-Achim Schoenbach sparked consternation and a swift rebuke back in Berlin. Jill Lawless And Jari Tanner, Anchorage Daily News, 23 Jan. 2022 The comments by vice admiral Kay-Achim Schoenbach sparked consternation and a swift rebuke back in Berlin. Jill Lawless And Jari Tanner, Anchorage Daily News, 23 Jan. 2022 The comments by vice admiral Kay-Achim Schoenbach sparked consternation and a swift rebuke back in Berlin. Jill Lawless And Jari Tanner, Anchorage Daily News, 23 Jan. 2022 The comments by vice admiral Kay-Achim Schoenbach sparked consternation and a swift rebuke back in Berlin. Jill Lawless And Jari Tanner, Anchorage Daily News, 23 Jan. 2022 The comments by vice admiral Kay-Achim Schoenbach sparked consternation and a swift rebuke back in Berlin. Jill Lawless And Jari Tanner, Anchorage Daily News, 23 Jan. 2022 The comments by vice admiral Kay-Achim Schoenbach sparked consternation and a swift rebuke back in Berlin. Jill Lawless And Jari Tanner, Anchorage Daily News, 23 Jan. 2022 See More

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vice%20admiral. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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