Entry from British & World English dictionary
Either of two senior officers in the Royal Navy ( First Sea Lord, Second Sea Lord) serving originally as members of the Admiralty Board (now of the Ministry of Defence).
- Also in the procession will be the Chief of the Defence Staff, Admiral Sir Michael Boyce, and the Chief of the Naval Staff, First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Nigel Essenhigh.
- He was an inept Home Secretary, and a worse First Sea Lord.
- In October 1919, Beatty was also appointed First Sea Lord.
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