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[vahys-ad-mer-uh l]
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  1. a naval officer next in rank below an admiral.
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Origin of vice-admiral

First recorded in 1510–20
Related formsvice-ad·mi·ral·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for vice admiral

vice admiral

  1. a commissioned officer of flag rank in certain navies, junior to an admiral and senior to a rear admiral
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Derived Formsvice-admiralty, noun
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