Definition of lieutenant general in English:

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lieutenant general

Pronunciation: /lo͞oˈˌtenənt ˈjen(ə)rəl/


A commissioned officer in the US Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps ranking above major general and below general.
Example sentences
  • The investigation also resulted in a ROK lieutenant general and major general being relieved of their positions.
  • Campaigning in Hungary he again showed his worth as a field commander, and in 1685 was promoted to major general and then lieutenant general in 1688.
  • All ranks of lieutenant general, major general and brigadier general are staffed by men.

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Syllabification: lieu·ten·ant gen·er·al

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