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lieutenant general

noun, U.S. Military.
a commissioned officer ranking next below a general and next above a major general.
Origin of lieutenant general
First recorded in 1480-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I'd make him lieutenant general if the ranch offered that position!

    The Virginian Owen Wister
  • Now, of course, he's a lieutenant general, and all sorts of a swell.

    Facing the German Foe

    Colonel James Fiske
  • The storming parties were under command of lieutenant general Douglas.

    Orange and Green

    G. A. Henty
  • Shehu was a lieutenant general before 1966 and was considered one of the country's most capable military leaders.

    Area Handbook for Albania Eugene K. Keefe
  • Wells, signing himself "lieutenant general," sent the governor a written request for the suspension of this order.

    The Story of the Mormons William Alexander Linn
  • The Shenandoah region gave the lieutenant general a great deal of trouble.

    Our Standard-Bearer Oliver Optic
British Dictionary definitions for lieutenant general

lieutenant general

an officer holding commissioned rank in certain armies, air forces, and marine corps immediately junior to a general
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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