Definition of major general noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


major general

BrE BrE//ˌmeɪdʒə ˈdʒenrəl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmeɪdʒər ˈdʒenrəl//
The army, The air force
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an officer of very high rank in the army or the US air force Major General William Hunt See related entries: The army, The air force Word Originmid 17th cent.: shortening of sergeant major general.
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