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admiral US English

A commander of a fleet or naval squadron, or a naval officer of very high rank

red admiral US English

A migratory butterfly that has dark wings marked with red-orange bands and white spots

Fleet Admiral US English

An admiral of the highest rank in the US Navy (awarded only in wartime)

rear admiral US English

An officer in the US Navy or Coast Guard ranking above commodore and below vice admiral

vice admiral US English

A naval officer of very high rank, in particular an officer in the US Navy or Coast Guard ranking above rear admiral and below admiral

white admiral US English

A North American butterfly that has black wings bearing a broad white band and a marginal row of blue dashes

rear admiral New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words; capital in titles)

vice admiral New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, capitals in titles; abbreviation VA)

Admiral's Cup US English

A yacht-racing competition held every two years since 1957 between international teams of three yachts

Admiral's Cup New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

yacht-racing competition held every two years

Lord High Admiral US English

A title of the British monarch, originally the title of an officer who governed the Royal Navy and had jurisdiction over maritime causes

Admiral of the Fleet US English

The highest rank of admiral in the Royal Navy

Beatty, David US English

1st Earl Beatty of the North Sea and of Brooksby (1871–1936), British admiral. During the First World War he played a major role in the Battle of Jutland and was Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Fleet from 1916

Jellicoe, John Rushworth US English

1st Earl (1859–1935), British admiral, commander of the Grand Fleet at the Battle of Jutland

Jervis, John US English

Earl St. Vincent (1735–1823), British admiral. In 1797, as commander of the British fleet, he defeated a Spanish fleet off the coast of Portugal

Nelson, Horatio US English

Viscount Nelson, Duke of Bronte (1758–1805), British admiral. He became a national hero as a result of his victories at sea in the Napoleonic Wars, especially at the Battle of Trafalgar, in which he was mortally wounded

Yamamoto, Isoroku US English

(1884–1943), Japanese admiral. As commander in chief of the combined fleet (air and naval forces) from 1939, he was responsible for planning the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941