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 Dictionary entry overview: What does flag officer mean? 

  The noun FLAG OFFICER has 1 sense:

1. a senior naval officer above the rank of captain

  Familiarity information: FLAG OFFICER used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1flag officer [BACK TO TOP]


A senior naval officer above the rank of captain

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("flag officer" is a kind of...):

commissioned naval officer (a commissioned officer in the navy)

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "flag officer"):

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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