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vice-admiral

[vahys-ad-mer-uh l]
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noun
  1. a naval officer next in rank below an admiral.

Origin of vice-admiral

First recorded in 1510–20
Related formsvice-ad·mi·ral·ty, noun
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Examples from the Web for vice-admiral

Historical Examples

  • They were received by the vice-admiral with extravagant demonstrations of joy.

    The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)

    Henry Martyn Baird

  • "I suppose Magrath told you all," said the vice-admiral, squeezing the other's hand.

    The Two Admirals

    J. Fenimore Cooper

  • "Ay, Charles in particular," returned the vice-admiral, with something like a sneer.

    The Two Admirals

    J. Fenimore Cooper

  • When quite near, he hauled up his main-sail, by order of the vice-admiral.

    The Two Admirals

    J. Fenimore Cooper

  • This sight produced a sudden change in all the vice-admiral's movements.

    The Two Admirals

    J. Fenimore Cooper