flag officer


flag officer
A term applied to an officer holding the rank of general, lieutenant general, major general, or brigadier general in the US Army, Air Force or Marine Corps or admiral, vice admiral, or rear admiral in the US Navy or Coast Guard.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • Flag officer — Flag Flag, n. [Cf. LG. & G. flagge, Sw. flagg, Dan. flag, D. vlag. See {Flag} to hang loose.] 1. That which flags or hangs down loosely. [1913 Webster] 2. A cloth usually bearing a device or devices and used to indicate nationality, party, etc.,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flag-officer — flagˈ officer noun A naval officer privileged to carry a flag denoting his rank of admiral, vice admiral, rear admiral or commodore • • • Main Entry: ↑flag …   Useful english dictionary

  • flag officer — ☆ flag officer n. U.S. Navy any officer above the rank of captain, entitled to display a flag indicating rank …   English World dictionary

  • Flag officer — A flag officer is a commissioned officer who is senior enough to be entitled to fly a flag to represent where he exercises command. Typically, usage of the term flag officer refers to the senior officers in a nation s navy, specifically those who …   Wikipedia

  • flag officer — flag′ of ficer n. mil a naval officer above the rank of captain • Etymology: 1655–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • flag officer — noun a) A naval officer with the rank of rear admiral or above, such officers are entitled to fly a personal flag, especially on the flagship. b) (US military, informal) In addition to naval officers of Navy and the Coast Guard, a general officer …   Wiktionary

  • flag officer — high ranking naval officer entitled to display a flag indicating his rank, naval officer in command of a group of ships, any officer in the navy above captain …   English contemporary dictionary

  • flag officer — 1. a naval officer above the rank of captain, as a fleet admiral, admiral, vice admiral, rear admiral, or commodore, who is entitled to display a flag indicating his or her rank. 2. (formerly) an officer in command of a fleet, squadron, or group… …   Universalium

  • flag officer — /ˈflæg ɒfəsə/ (say flag ofuhsuh) noun a naval officer, as an admiral, vice admiral, or rear admiral entitled to display a flag showing their rank …   Australian English dictionary

  • flag officer — noun Etymology: from such officers being entitled to display a flag with one or more stars indicating rank Date: 1665 any of the officers in the navy or coast guard above captain compare general officer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flag officer — noun a senior naval officer above the rank of captain • Topics: ↑military, ↑armed forces, ↑armed services, ↑military machine, ↑war machine • Hypernyms: ↑commissioned naval officer …   Useful english dictionary


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