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