Definition of Rear admiral

1. Noun. An admiral junior to a vice admiral.

Generic synonyms: Flag Officer



Definition of Rear admiral

1. Noun. (military nautical) a naval officer below the rank of vice admiral, originally in charge of a fleet's rear formation. ¹

2. Noun. (slang) A proctologist ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rear Admiral

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reapproves
reapproving
reaps
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rear(a)
rear-end
rear-ended
rear-ending
rear-ends
rear-guard
rear-horse
rear-view mirror
rear-view mirrors
rear admiral (current term)
rear admiral (lower half)
rear admiral (upper half)
rear admiral lower half
rear admiral upper half
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rear echelons
rear end
rear gunner
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rear lamp
rear light
rear of barrel

Literary usage of Rear admiral

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Rear-Admiral Stephen C. Rowan then became vice-admiral, but he died in 1890 and Porter ... The rank of rear-admiral is also borne by the chiefs of the Navy ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Rear-Admiral Stephen C. Rowan then became vice-admiral, but he died in 1890 and Porter ... The rank of rear-admiral is also borne by the chiefs of the Navy ..."

3. The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll by Robert Green Ingersoll (1900)
"All day Ions the square, blue pennant, blazoned with the two stars of a Rear Admiral, snapped In the Kind, signifying to all who saw It that the Lotos ..."

4. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1903)
"The exigency presented by the death of rear admiral Sampson pending an appeal from a decree of condemnation In a libel In prize, filed In hla own behalf and ..."

5. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"He had already been advanced to the rank of rear-admiral, 4 July 1794, but had not received any official intimation of it. At the time of his capture he was ..."

6. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (1905)
"THE CHAIRMAN : We are fortunate in having with us a rear admiral of the United ... rear admiral FRANKLIN HANFORD (USN, retired) spoke briefly concerning his ..."

7. The Proceedings of the Hague Peace Conferences: Translation of the Original by James Brown Scott (1921)
"550 Amendment proposed by rear admiral Siegel 550 Remarks of his ... 551 of Rear Admiral Siegel 551 of his Excellency Mr. van den Heuvel 551 of his ..."

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