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rear admiral

noun
1.
U.S. Navy, Coast Guard. a commissioned officer next in rank below a vice-admiral.
Origin of rear admiral
1580-1590
First recorded in 1580-90
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  • Cadet Faraday, you are requested to report to the rear admiral at once.

    A Prisoner of Morro

    Upton Sinclair
  • He reached for the signal rockets he had brought at the rear admiral's order.

    A Prisoner of Morro

    Upton Sinclair
  • How would you like to be rear admiral of the naval forces of Honduras?

    Captain Macklin Richard Harding Davis
  • The captain was John Willett Payn, afterward a rear admiral.

    Superwomen Albert Payson Terhune
  • In 1898, the highest officer in the American navy was the rear admiral.

  • The rank of rear admiral is equal to that of major general in the army.

British Dictionary definitions for rear admiral

rear admiral

noun
1.
an officer holding flag rank in any of certain navies, junior to a vice admiral
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