[ vahys-ad-mer-uhl ]

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

Origin of vice-admiral

First recorded in 1510–20

Other words from vice-admiral

  • vice-ad·mi·ral·ty, noun

Words Nearby vice-admiral Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use vice-admiral in a sentence

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

    The Two Admirals | J. Fenimore Cooper
  • When quite near, he hauled up his main-sail, by order of the vice-admiral.

    The Two Admirals | J. Fenimore Cooper

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

Derived forms of vice admiral

  • vice-admiralty, noun

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