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lieutenant general

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noun U.S. Military.
  1. a commissioned officer ranking next below a general and next above a major general.

Origin of lieutenant general

First recorded in 1480–90
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Examples from the Web for lieutenant general

Historical Examples

  • If he be a soldier, he is sure to scribble his name with 'lieutenant-general' before it.

    Tony Butler

    Charles James Lever

  • I 'd rather put a ball in that fellow than be a Lieutenant-General.

    Barrington

    Charles James Lever

  • Can't you see that everybody hasn't a Lieutenant-General for a father?

    Barrington

    Charles James Lever

  • He here acted again as Lieutenant-General, and commanded the siege.

  • Then you can have a peerage, and become a duke and lieutenant-general.

    The Queen's Necklace</p>

    Alexandre Dumas pre


British Dictionary definitions for lieutenant general

lieutenant general

noun
  1. an officer holding commissioned rank in certain armies, air forces, and marine corps immediately junior to a general
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