Definition of Full admiral
1. Noun. The supreme commander of a fleet; ranks above a vice admiral and below a fleet admiral.
Generic synonyms: Flag Officer
Specialized synonyms: Bligh, Captain Bligh, William Bligh, Drake, Francis Drake, Sir Francis Drake, Admiral Nelson, Horatio Nelson, Lord Nelson, Nelson, Viscount Nelson, Isoroku Yamamoto, Yamamoto
Lexicographical Neighbors of Full Admiral
Literary usage of Full admiral
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Lines from My Log-books by Sir John Charles Dalrymple Hay (1898)
"... another seven years and our naval cadet of sixty years ago has got to the top of the tree, is now a full Admiral, and gets £2 : 2s. a day half-pay—that ..."
2. The Chronicles of the St. Lawrence by James MacPherson Le Moine (1878)
"In 1804 he was made a baronet, and in 1814 became a full admiral in the British Navy. Nooks and Corners of New England Coast, DRAKE. ..."
3. The Heroic Record of the British Navy: A Short History of the Naval War by Archibald Spicer Hurd, Henry Howarth Bashford (1919)
"Divided into three main commands—the Atlantic, the Pacific, and the Asiatic, each in charge of a full admiral, the only other full admiral in the American ..."
4. The War-whirl in Washington by Frank Ward O'Malley (1918)
"or five stars, and therefore probably was the property of at least a general, perhaps a ranking full admiral. " They had n't ought ta done it! ..."