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vice-admiral

[ vahys-ad-mer-uhl ]

noun

  1. a naval officer next in rank below an admiral.


vice admiral

noun

  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 Forms

  • ˌvice-ˈadmiralty, noun

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Other Words From

  • vice-admi·ral·ty noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of vice-admiral1

First recorded in 1510–20

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Example Sentences

Daly retired from the Navy in August with the rank of vice admiral.

Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo's fleet steamed for Hawaii in November 1941.

They obeyed, and the sieur made them acknowledge the authority of his son, as Vice-Admiral in the said lands of the West.

If with the Vice-Admiral he will hoist a white flag at the end of the gaff or derrick, and fire two guns.

"I suppose Magrath told you all," said the vice-admiral, squeezing the other's hand.

"Ay, Charles in particular," returned the vice-admiral, with something like a sneer.

When quite near, he hauled up his main-sail, by order of the vice-admiral.

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