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battle group

noun, U.S. Military.
1.
a planning or command unit within a division of the army.
Origin of battle group
1950-1955
First recorded in 1950-55
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  • There was enough there to outfit a battle group of competent psionics.

    The Weakling Everett B. Cole
  • He pulled three dogs from the first battle group and hurled them on the new fighter.

    The Southerner Thomas Dixon
British Dictionary definitions for battle group

battle group

noun
1.
a group of warships usu. consisting of at least one aircraft carrier, other surface ships, submarines, landing craft, etc
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