lieutenant general

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lieutenant general

n.
1. A commissioned rank in the US Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps that is above major general and below general.
2. One who holds this rank.

lieutenant general

n
(Military) an officer holding commissioned rank in certain armies, air forces, and marine corps, immediately junior to a general

lieuten′ant gen′eral


n.
a commissioned army or air force officer ranking above a major general.
[1480–90]
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Noun1.lieutenant general - a general officer ranking above a major general and below a full generallieutenant general - a general officer ranking above a major general and below a full general
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"
general officer - officers in the Army or Air Force or Marines above the rank of colonel
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At length appears the lieutenant general, our dear Prince Auersperg von Mautern himself.
Lieutenant General Sherman was to have been of the party also, but the Indian war compelled his presence on the plains.
replied D'Artagnan, who wished for nothing better than an opportunity to distinguish himself under the eye of the lieutenant general.
The two Lieutenant Generals thanked Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for their precious royal trust.
ISLAMABAD, Sept 22 (KUNA) - Pakistan military on Monday promoted six Major Generals to the rank of Lieutenant Generals including Major General Rizwan Akhtar who is appointed as the new chief of Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), said military press release.