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rear admiral

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Definition of rear admiral in English:

noun

A rank of naval officer, above commodore and below vice admiral.
Example sentences
  • The commander of the MIF was at every point, from 1991 to 2003, a rear admiral or vice admiral from the US Fifth Fleet.
  • Hill himself retired from the Royal Navy as a rear admiral, having worked for Lewin in a number of appointments.
  • On the other hand, a generation of officers - too junior to have attended staff college or war college by 1941-returned from the war as colonels or captains, and in some cases brigadier generals or rear admirals.

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