Lieutenant-general definition

A commissioned rank in the US Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps that is above major general and below general.
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One who holds this rank.
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(u.s. mil.) An officer, with an insignia of three stars, ranking above a major general and below a general.
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Alternative capitalization of lieutenant general (found when the term is used as a title).
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Noun

Singular:
lieutenant-general
Plural:
lieutenant-generals, lieutenants-general