fleet admiral


noun U.S. Navy.

the highest ranking naval officer, ranking next above admiral.

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Origin of fleet admiral

First recorded in 1945–50
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British Dictionary definitions for fleet admiral

fleet admiral

noun

an officer holding the most senior commissioned rank in the US and certain other navies
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