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admiral +‎ -ess

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admiraless (plural admiralesses)

  1. (rare) A female admiral.
    • 1894, "A Royal Admiraless", The Western Champion, 23 January 1894 (only used in title):
      The Czar has conferred upon Queen Olga (consort of the King of Greece), the honorary position of an admiral of the Russian fleet.
    • 1907 July 4, “New Royal Yacht”, in The Mercury, Hobart, Tasmania:
      The famous royal yacht Osborne is now considered too old for the use of the Royal family, and is to be replaced by a new turbine yacht—the Alexandra. She has been built on the Clyde and has been launched this week by Princess Louise, the Duchess of Argyll, who is "Admiraless" of the Western Coast.
    • 1993 September 9, Farokh Mehrshahi, “Re: Ancient Iran: The Achaemenians (I)/Women/Leadership/Zoroastrians.”, in sci.archaeology[1] (Usenet):
      Admiraless Artemis was the commander of the naval forces of the Persian Empire during the reign of emperor Khashayar (Xerxes).
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:admiraless.
  2. (rare) The wife of an admiral.
    • 1887 May 17, “The Flaneur”, in The Hawaiian Gazette:
      We were met at the entrance by the Admiral and Admiraless and given the freedom of the house.
    • 1911 June 3, Beth, “Woman's Letter”, in Goulburn Evening Penny Post:
      Interest centred somewhat on Mrs. King-Hall's "At Home," held on Thursday, as this was the first function at Admiralty House since the incoming of the new Admiral. Sydney has already taken to the Admiraless and her young daughter.
    • 1983, James Lee-Milne, Caves of Ice, Chatto & Windus, published 1983, →ISBN, page 103:
      The Admiral, Admiraless and Miss P[aterson] came down in the afternoon. I introduced the Admiral to Lord Sackville.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:admiraless.

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