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Definition of "general officer" [general officer]

  • An officer in the U.S. Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps ranking above colonel. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "general officer" in a sentence
  • "Tradition is that Heth was the one general officer whom Lee called by his first name; certain it is that Lee interested himself in Heth's advancement as in no other instance of record."
  • "Another general officer to join Lee's army and take command of a worn brigade was John Pegram, who last was seen as the leader of a captured column at Rich Mountain in 1861."
  • "Now that Gordon had failed, every general officer and many a man of lesser rank sensed what Lee confided to the President on March 26: The time was at hand to evacuate Richmond and Petersburg and to unite with the forces in North Carolina.23"