four-star general

four-star general
four-star general UK US noun [countable] [singular four-star general plural four-star generals] american
an officer with a very high rank in the US Army or Air Force
Thesaurus: officers in the armed forceshyponym

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  • four-star general — n AmE a ↑general of a high rank in the US army …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • four-star general — noun count AMERICAN an officer with a very high rank in the U.S. Army or Air Force …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • four-star general — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms four star general : singular four star general plural four star generals American an officer with a very high rank in the US Army or Air Force …   English dictionary

  • four-star general — noun (C) AmE a general 2 of a high rank in the US army …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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