Definition of Sea Lord in English:

Sea Lord


  • Either of two senior officers in the Royal Navy (First Sea Lord, Second Sea Lord) serving originally as members of the Admiralty Board (now of the Ministry of Defence).

    • ‘As Second Sea Lord he has given proof of great administrative ability.’
    • ‘He was an inept Home Secretary, and a worse First Sea Lord.’
    • ‘Here are some photographs and documents relating to his career beginning with his first commission as a midshipman to his final position of Second Sea Lord.’
    • ‘Also in the procession will be the Chief of the Defence Staff, Admiral Sir Michael Boyce, and the Chief of the Naval Staff, First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Nigel Essenhigh.’
    • ‘In October 1919, Beatty was also appointed First Sea Lord.’


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