air vice-marshal

air vice-marshal
noun
: an officer of the British Royal Air Force equivalent in rank to a major general in the army

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/vuys'mahr"sheuhl, vuys"-/, Brit.
an air force officer of a rank comparable to an army major general.
[1915-20]

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air vice-marshal noun
A Royal Air Force officer of equivalent rank to a rear-admiral or major-general (abbrev AVM)
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air vice-marshal UK US noun [countable] [singular air vice-marshal plural air vice-marshals]
an officer of high rank in the British air force
Thesaurus: officers in the air forcehyponym

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ˌair vice-ˈmarshal [air vice-marshal] noun
an officer of very high rank in the British ↑air force

Air Vice-Marshal Andrew Burns


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  • air vice-marshal — n a high rank in the British air force, or someone who has this rank …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • air vice-marshal — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms air vice marshal : singular air vice marshal plural air vice marshals an officer of high rank in the British air force …   English dictionary

  • Air Vice Marshal — noun the third most senior rank active in the Royal Air Force, ranking above Air Commodore and immediately below Air Marshal …   Wiktionary

  • air vice-marshal — noun a high rank of RAF officer, above air commodore and below air marshal …   English new terms dictionary

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  • air vice-marshal — noun Date: 1919 a commissioned officer in the British air force who ranks with a major general in the army …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • air vice-marshal — /vuys mahr sheuhl, vuys /, Brit. an air force officer of a rank comparable to an army major general. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • air vice-marshal — noun (C) a high rank in the British Air Force, or someone who has this rank …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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