lieutenant general

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noun U.S. Military.

a commissioned officer ranking next below a general and next above a major general.

Origin of lieutenant general

First recorded in 1480–90
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Examples from the Web for lieutenant general

Historical Examples of lieutenant general

  • If he be a soldier, he is sure to scribble his name with 'lieutenant-general' before it.

    Tony Butler

    Charles James Lever

  • I 'd rather put a ball in that fellow than be a Lieutenant-General.

    Barrington

    Charles James Lever

  • Can't you see that everybody hasn't a Lieutenant-General for a father?

    Barrington

    Charles James Lever

  • He here acted again as Lieutenant-General, and commanded the siege.

  • Then you can have a peerage, and become a duke and lieutenant-general.

    The Queen's Necklace

    Alexandre Dumas pre


British Dictionary definitions for lieutenant general

lieutenant general

noun

an officer holding commissioned rank in certain armies, air forces, and marine corps immediately junior to a general
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