What does the word admiral mean?

Usage examples for admiral

  1. " All right, admiral," he said suddenly. – In the Yellow Sea by Henry Frith
  2. The Admiral has given the signal to anchor, and the leading ships are already bringing up. – When London Burned by G. A. Henty
  3. He also, in a despatch submitted to Saunders, threw some amount of blame on the Navy, but to this the Admiral strongly objected, and it was withdrawn, Wolfe saying: " I see clearly wherein I have been deficient; and think a little more or less blame to a man that must necessarily be ruined, of little or no consequence." – The Life of Captain James Cook by Arthur Kitson