- British Military. a rank between colonel and major general.
- U.S. Army Informal. a brigadier general.
- History/Historical. a noncommissioned rank in the Napoleonic armies.
Origin of brigadier
Examples from the Web for brigadier
Fifteen were reportedly wounded in the incident, including a German brigadier general.Who Assassinated a U.S. General?
August 6, 2014
Eleven out of 23 governors wear uniforms as well and even the president of the national airline, Conviasa, is a brigadier general.Venezuela’s Agony: Weak President, Strong Generals, Riots and Cocaine
April 14, 2014
Army spokesman Yoav Mordechai, a brigadier general, said the operation was not limited in time.Israel Kills Hamas Military Head Ahmed Jabari in Air Strike
November 14, 2012
The occasion was the promotion of Tammy Smith to brigadier general in the U.S. Army.Message to Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan: America’s Greater Than Ever
August 15, 2012
Saeed was part of the plot two years later to kidnap Daniel Pearl and turned himself in to Brigadier Shah.Pakistan’s Musharraf Has Been Accused of Knowing Osama bin Laden’s Hideout
February 14, 2012
In that, the Brigadier insisted, lay our only chance of success.
All this I saw in the swift gallop down the hill to rejoin the Brigadier.
And the Brigadier hopes you 'll be speedy with it, for you must reach Maltz by nightfall.A Day's Ride
Charles James Lever
I could, for instance, send a messenger with a word to the brigadier of the gendarmerie in Senlac.A Set of Six
From the star on either shoulder, Micheals knew he was a brigadier general.The Leech
- an officer of the British Army or Royal Marines who holds a rank junior to a major general but senior to a colonel, usually commanding a brigade
- an equivalent rank in other armed forces
- US army short for brigadier general
- history a noncommissioned rank in the armies of Napoleon I
Word Origin and History for brigadier
1670s, "officer in command of a brigade," from French brigadier, from brigade (see brigade).