brigadier general


noun, plural brigadier generals.U.S. Army.

an officer of the rank between colonel and major general.

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Origin of brigadier general

First recorded in 1680–90

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brigadier general

noun plural brigadier generals

an officer of the US Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps who holds a rank junior to a major general but senior to a colonel, usually commanding a brigade
the former name for a brigadier (def. 1)
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