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Topic: NAVY

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: amiral, from Medieval Latin admirallus, from Arabic amir-al- 'commander of the' (as in amir-al-bahr 'commander of the sea')

admiral

noun
     
ad‧mi‧ral [countable]
PMN a high rank in the British or US navy, or someone with this rank
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