U.S. Mil. an officer, with an insignia of three stars, ranking above a major general and below a general
- A commissioned rank in the US Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps that is above major general and below general.
- One who holds this rank.
(plural lieutenant generals or lieutenants general)
Like other terms (president, general, bishop), this term is capitalized when used as a title: Lieutenant General John Doe will be arriving shortly.