a military officer ranking next below a lieutenant general and next above a brigadier general.
- ma·jor-gen·er·al·cy, ma·jor-gen·er·al·ship, noun
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How to use major general in a sentence
major general Jean Kahwaji of the Lebanese armed forces recently declared an “open-ended war” with the militants.
The young Jordanian pilot comes from a well-known military family in the kingdom and his uncle is a retired major general.
She mistook him for a servant and fed him kindly; later, she found out that the man was a top advisor to a major general.
major general Lew MacKenzie relates perhaps a perfect example of thinking "outside the box."
major general Avi Zamir was so peeved that he reportedly called a boycott of Refaeli-endorsed products.
The major-general kept him well informed of every movement of the enemy, and pointed out the dangerous isolation of Davout.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Thereon the major-general took on himself to nominate Prince Eugne as Murat's successor.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
John Stark, a major general in the revolutionary army, died, aged 93.
David Mitchell, a major-general in the war of the American revolution, died, aged 77.
Major-general Gates ordered by congress to take command of the southern department.
British Dictionary definitions for major general
military an officer immediately junior to a lieutenant general
- major-generalship or major-generalcy, noun
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