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[vahys-ad-mer-uh l] /ˈvaɪsˈæd mər əl/
a naval officer next in rank below an admiral.
Origin of vice-admiral
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vice-admiralty, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Two squadrons, consisting of merchant ships and convoys under command of an admiral and vice-admiral, made the trip each year.

  • The vice-admiral arrived at the town the second night after the queen had landed.

    Charles I Jacob Abbott
  • The vessel they were approaching, carried two stern-lights, indicating that a vice-admiral was on board.

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  • The officer taking the next place to a general, ranking with vice-admiral.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • Had made my band-o-bast for running over to Helles, but the vice-admiral cabled he wanted to see me if he could at 11.45.

  • The vice-admiral escaped, but the rear-admiral, of 44 guns, was captured.

  • He held the rank of her majesty's admiral-at-the-seas, and William Borough, the comptroller of the navy, was his vice-admiral.

  • They were received by the vice-admiral with extravagant demonstrations of joy.

  • "It is out," rejoined the vice-admiral, as one would give emphasis to the report of a calamity.

    The Two Admirals J. Fenimore Cooper
  • "This seems explicit enough, gentlemen," resumed the vice-admiral.

    The Two Admirals J. Fenimore Cooper

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