vice admiral

noun
Updated on: 11 Apr 2018

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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Origin and Etymology of vice admiral

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


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vice admiral

Definition of vice admiral for English Language Learners

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


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