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vice-admiral

[vahys-ad-mer-uh l] /ˈvaɪsˈæd mər əl/
noun
1.
a naval officer next in rank below an admiral.
Origin of vice-admiral
1510-1520
First recorded in 1510-20
Related forms
vice-admiralty, noun
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  • They were received by the vice-admiral with extravagant demonstrations of joy.

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

    The Two Admirals J. Fenimore Cooper
  • But Greenly was far from being of a temperament as sanguine as that of the vice-admiral's.

    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
  • In professional nonchalance, no man exceeded our 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
  • As this was said, Greenly looked at the vice-admiral to catch his wishes.

    The Two Admirals J. Fenimore Cooper
  • "I suppose Magrath told you all," said the vice-admiral, squeezing the other's hand.

    The Two Admirals J. Fenimore Cooper
  • "This seems explicit enough, gentlemen," resumed the vice-admiral.

    The Two Admirals J. Fenimore Cooper
  • On this hint, Atwood resumed the pen, and the vice-admiral his duties.

    The Two Admirals J. Fenimore Cooper

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