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Fleet Admiral

fleet admiral

(Military) an officer holding the most senior commissioned rank in the US and certain other navies

fleet′ ad`miral

the highest ranking officer in the U.S. Navy, ranking next above admiral.
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Noun1.fleet admiral - an admiral of the highest rankfleet admiral - an admiral of the highest rank  
flag officer - a senior naval officer above the rank of captain

fleet admiral

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