general officer

noun Military.

an officer ranking above colonel.

Origin of general officer

An Americanism dating back to 1635–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for general officer

general officer


an officer holding a commission of brigadier's rank or above in the army, air force, or marine corps
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