general of the army


noun U.S. Army.

the highest ranking military officer; the next rank above general.

Nearby words

  1. general hospital,
  2. general immunity,
  3. general linguistics,
  4. general of the air force,
  5. general of the armies,
  6. general officer,
  7. general order,
  8. general paralysis,
  9. general paralysis of the insane,
  10. general paresis

Compare fleet admiral.

Origin of general of the army

First recorded in 1940–45

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