Major-general definition

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A commissioned rank in the US Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps that is above brigadier general and below lieutenant general.
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One who holds this rank.
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(u.s. mil.) An officer, with the insignia of two stars, ranking above a brigadier general and below a lieutenant general.
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A military officer in the armies of most nations, typically ranking below a lieutenant general and above a brigadier.
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Alternative spelling of major general.
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Singular:
major-general
Plural:
major-generals