major general

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  1. a military officer ranking next below a lieutenant general and next above a brigadier general.

Origin of major general

First recorded in 1635–45

Other words from major general

  • ma·jor-gen·er·al·cy, ma·jor-gen·er·al·ship, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use major general in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for major general

major general

  1. military an officer immediately junior to a lieutenant general

Derived forms of major general

  • major-generalship or major-generalcy, noun

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