from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A commissioned rank in the US Navy or Coast Guard above captain and below vice admiral.
  • noun One who holds this rank.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See admiral, 2.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun military, nautical a naval officer below the rank of vice admiral, originally in charge of a fleet's rear formation.
  • noun slang A proctologist

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an admiral junior to a vice admiral


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