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air vice-marshal

[ vahys-mahr-shuhl, vahys- ]

noun

, British.
  1. an air force officer of a rank comparable to an army major general.


air vice-marshal

noun

  1. a senior Royal Air Force officer of equivalent rank to a rear admiral in the Royal Navy
  2. a Royal Australian Air Force officer of the second highest rank
  3. a Royal New Zealand Air Force officer of the highest rank


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Word History and Origins

Origin of air vice-marshal1

First recorded in 1915–20
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Example Sentences

He reached Air Vice Marshal and was Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff.

"That's right, Colonel Fraser," the air vice-marshal replied.

Air Vice-Marshal Leman put the question with a slight frown.

"For the same reason other passengers aboard the train were arrested," the Air Vice-Marshal replied.

He inched forward on the edge of his chair, and looked straight at the Air Vice-Marshal.

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