flag officer

Definitions of flag officer
  1. noun
    a senior naval officer above the rank of captain
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    Captain Bligh
    British admiral; was captain of the H.M.S. Bounty in 1789 when part of the crew mutinied and set him afloat in an open boat; a few weeks later he arrived safely in Timor 4,000 miles away (1754-1817)
    Sir Francis Drake
    English explorer and admiral who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe and who helped to defeat the Spanish Armada (1540-1596)
    Viscount Nelson
    English admiral who defeated the French fleets of Napoleon but was mortally wounded at Trafalgar (1758-1805)
    Isoroku Yamamoto
    Japanese admiral who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 (1884-1943)
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    admiral, full admiral
    the supreme commander of a fleet; ranks above a vice admiral and below a fleet admiral
    five-star admiral, fleet admiral
    an admiral of the highest rank
    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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    commissioned naval officer
    a commissioned officer in the navy
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