flag officer(redirected from Flag Officers)
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An officer in the navy or coast guard holding a rank higher than captain, such as rear admiral, vice admiral, or admiral.
1. (Military) an officer in certain navies of the rank of rear admiral or above and entitled to fly its flag
2. (Sailing) the head of a boat or yacht club
a naval officer above the rank of captain.
A term applied to an officer holding the rank of general, lieutenant general, major general, or brigadier general in the US Army, Air Force or Marine Corps or admiral, vice admiral, or rear admiral in the US Navy or Coast Guard.
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|Noun||1.||flag officer - a senior naval officer above the rank of captain|
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
admiral, full admiral - the supreme commander of a fleet; ranks above a vice admiral and below a fleet admiral
commissioned naval officer - a commissioned officer in the navy
rear admiral - an admiral junior to a vice admiral
vice admiral - an admiral ranking below a full admiral and above a rear admiral
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