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four-star

[fawr-stahr, fohr-]
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adjective
  1. of or being a full general or admiral, as indicated by four stars on an insignia.
  2. rated or considered as being of the highest quality, especially as indicated by four printed stars assigned in some rating systems: a four-star restaurant.

Origin of four-star

First recorded in 1920–25
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  • The Four-star Surgeon stripped off his gown and gloves with a flourish.

    Star Surgeon

    Alan Nourse

  • In the conference room, a red-faced, four-star general cast a chilling glance at the rumpled figure of Colonel Thurgood.

    A Filbert Is a Nut

    Rick Raphael

  • He looked at the long semicircular table, and studied the impassive faces of the four-star Physicians across the table from him.

    Star Surgeon

    Alan Nourse

  • One was a Four-star Surgeon, resplendent in flowing red cape and glistening silver insignia.

    Star Surgeon

    Alan Nourse

  • Moments after the Four-star Surgeon arrived at the hospital, he was fully and unmistakably in command of the situation.

    Star Surgeon

    Alan Nourse