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flag lieutenant

noun
  1. an admiral's ADC
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Examples from the Web for flag lieutenant

Historical Examples of flag lieutenant

  • In a repeating frigate, a signal-midshipman; in a flag-ship, a flag-lieutenant.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • "It's the French instructor, I believe, sir," said the flag-lieutenant.

    The Dreadnought of the Air

    Percy F. Westerman

  • The admiral sent his flag-lieutenant, saying he was suddenly urgently engaged.

    The Secrets of a Kuttite

    Edward O. Mousley

  • On the Renown the same healthy spirit was to be found in every one aboard, from the Flag-Lieutenant down to the humblest stoker.

  • The colloquialism expressive of the promotion of a flag-lieutenant and midshipman on an admiral's hauling down his flag.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth