rear admiral

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Related to Rear Admiral (lower half): vice admiral, Rear Admiral Upper Half

rear admiral

n.
1. A commissioned rank in the US Navy or Coast Guard above captain and below vice admiral. The rank is split into rear admiral, upper half and rear admiral, lower half (formerly commodore).
2. One who holds this rank.

rear admiral

n
(Nautical Terms) an officer holding flag rank in any of certain navies, junior to a vice admiral

rear′ ad′miral


n.
a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy or Coast Guard ranking above a captain.
[1580–90]
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Noun1.rear admiral - an admiral junior to a vice admiralrear admiral - an admiral junior to a vice admiral
flag officer - a senior naval officer above the rank of captain
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