Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state, property, or office of being an admiral.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The office or position oaf an admiral; also, the naval skill of an admiral.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The office or position of an admiral.

Etymologies

admiral +‎ -ship (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But Ah Chun's word went forth, as a whisper, and Captain Higginson forgot his rear-admiralship and his high family and took to wife three hundred thousand dollars and a refined and cultured girl who was one thirty-second Polynesian, one-sixteenth Italian, one - sixteenth Portuguese, eleven thirty-seconds English and Yankee, and one-half Chinese.

    Chun Ah Chun

  • McCain never mentioned the alleged offer of an admiralship by Lehman in any of his books, nor in the numerous interviews McCain gave during his first run for the presidency in 1999-2000.

    Jeffrey Klein: McCain's Secret, Questionable Record

  • The promptness of young Tordenskiold was not forgotten, and he speedily rose to the high admiralship of

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 12, No. 333, September 27, 1828

  • But Ah Chun's word went forth, as a whisper, and Captain Higginson forgot his rear-admiralship and his high family and took to wife three hundred thousand dollars and a refined and cultured girl who was one thirty-second Polynesian, one-sixteenth Italian, one-sixteenth

    Chun Ah Chun

  • When the storm burst, Captain Mercer suddenly promoted himself to an admiralship and assumed command of his little fleet.

    The Goodness of St. Rocque and Other Stories

  • Having left France as a captain, he came back a rear-admiral; and immediately after his return the king created a fourth vice-admiralship, a special post to be filled by Suffren, and to lapse at his death.

    The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783

  • As two men in military attire were instantly admitted, I thought this a little hard upon a man who had travelled so far to see his admiralship, and, accordingly, hinted my indignation to Mr. Muscotofsky, my interpreter.

    Devereux — Volume 05

  • Disgust and edacity; laziness that cannot rest; futile ambition, revenge, non-admiralship: -- O, within that carbuncled skin what a confusion of confusions sits bottled!

    The French Revolution

  • a vow, then, that I would find this man and force him to clear my father's name, but when I learned on that bitter night that it was an old man, who had been considered worthy of an admiralship, I weakened.

    Madge Morton's Secret

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