Rear-admiral definition

(slang) A proctologist.
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A commissioned rank in the US Navy or Coast Guard above captain and below vice admiral. The rank is split into rear admiral, upper half and rear admiral, lower half (formerly commodore).
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One who holds this rank.
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A commissioned rank in the US Navy or Coast Guard above captain and below vice admiral. The rank is split into rear admiral, upper half and rear admiral, lower half (formerly commodore).
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One who holds this rank.
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(u.s. navy) An officer ranking above a commodore and below a vice admiral.
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(military, nautical) A naval officer below the rank of vice admiral, originally in charge of a fleet's rear formation.
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Noun

Singular:
rear-admiral
Plural:
rear-admirals