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noun Military.
  1. an officer ranking above colonel.

Origin of general officer

An Americanism dating back to 1635–45
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Examples from the Web for general officer

Historical Examples

  • I inspected them all, and can certainly say that I had not to stop to re-arrange a belt or even a general-officer's scabbard.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 93, July 23, 1887.

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British Dictionary definitions for general officer

general officer

noun
  1. an officer holding a commission of brigadier's rank or above in the army, air force, or marine corps
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