rear admiral


noun

U.S. Navy, Coast Guard. a commissioned officer next in rank below a vice-admiral.

Origin of rear admiral

First recorded in 1580–90
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rear admiral


noun

an officer holding flag rank in any of certain navies, junior to a vice admiral
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