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admiral +‎ -ess


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, "New Royal Yacht", The Mercury (Hobart, Tasmania), 4 July 1907:
      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, Usenet[1]:
      Admiraless Artemis was the commander of the naval forces of the Persian Empire during the reign of emperor Khashayar (Xerxes).
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:admiraless.
  2. (rare) The wife of an admiral.
    • 1887, "The Flaneur", The Hawaiian Gazette, 17 May 1887:
      We were met at the entrance by the Admiral and Admiraless and given the freedom of the house.
    • 1911, Beth, "Woman's Letter", Goulburn Evening Penny Post, 3 June 1911:
      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 (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 examples of usage of this term, see Citations:admiraless.

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