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- noun US, military, nautical A commissioned officer in the
United States Navy, Coast Guard, NOAA Corps, or PHS Corpsof a grade superior to a captainand junior to a rear admiral (upper half). A rear admiral (lower half) is equal in grade or rank to an Army, Marine Corps, or Air Force brigadier general.
- noun US, military, nautical A naval officer of equivalent grade or rank in the
navyof other countries, such as commodore.
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