noun (plural major generals)
An officer in the US Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps ranking above brigadier general and below lieutenant general.
- All ranks of lieutenant general, major general and brigadier general are staffed by men.
- The four will be commissioned as Army major generals for an approximate two-year term while serving intermittently in this role.
- Hicks was promoted from brigadier to major general before a gathering of more than 500 family, friends and co-workers.
Mid 17th century: shortening of sergeant major general.
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