flag officer

'flag officer' can also refer to...


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Warfare and Defence


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

An admiral, vice admiral, or rear admiral.

mid 17th cent.: flag, because the officer had the privilege of carrying a flag that denoted his rank.

Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.