lieutenant general

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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lieutenant general


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