rear admiral

rear admiral
noun Date: 1589 a commissioned officer in the navy or coast guard having either of two ranks: a. one who ranks above a captain — called also rear admiral (lower half) b. one who ranks above a rear admiral (lower half) and below a vice admiral — called also rear admiral (upper half)

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