from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A commissioned rank in the US Navy or Coast Guard that is above rear admiral and below admiral.
- noun One who holds this rank.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A degree of the rank of admiral. See
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun nautical A
naval rankbetween rear admiraland admiral
- noun A
flag officerin the United States Navy, Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps, or Public Health Service Commissioned Corpshaving a grade superior to rear admiral(upper half) and junior to admiral. A vice admiral is equal in grade or rank to a lieutenant general, which is indicated by a 3-star insignia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun an admiral ranking below a full admiral and above a rear admiral
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