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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A commissioned rank in the U.S. Navy or Coast Guard that is above captain and below vice admiral.
  • n. One who holds this rank.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a naval officer below the rank of vice admiral, originally in charge of a fleet's rear formation.
  • n. A proctologist

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. an officer in the navy, next in rank below a vice admiral and above a commodore. See Admiral.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See admiral, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an admiral junior to a vice admiral

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