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major general

a military officer ranking next below a lieutenant general and next above a brigadier general.
Origin of major general
First recorded in 1635-45
Related forms
major-generalcy, major-generalship, noun Unabridged
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  • His services were accepted, and he was made a major general.

  • After the war he was made a brigadier, and then a major general of the militia.

    Stories Of Georgia Joel Chandler Harris
  • That successful charge of the brave old soldier raised him to the brevet rank of major general, and sealed the fate of the city.

    Mexico and its Religion Robert A. Wilson
  • It's apple-jack, not a week old, and as rank as a major general.

    The Red Acorn John McElroy
  • This body of twenty-three thousand men were all under the immediate command of major general Ord.

    History of Kershaw's Brigade D. Augustus Dickert
British Dictionary definitions for major general

major general

(military) an officer immediately junior to a lieutenant general
Derived Forms
major-generalship, major-generalcy, noun
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