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brigadier general

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noun, plural brigadier generals. U.S. Army.
  1. 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 Wodehouse was wounded at about eleven o'clock.

  • I came from the quarters of Brigadier-General Schleich a few minutes ago.

  • Appointed a brigadier-general in 1761, and the first who bore that title here.

    Tea Leaves


  • He wore the uniform of brigadier-general—a token that he had not lost rank.

    The Hour and the Man

    Harriet Martineau

  • After all, I may come back a brigadier-general, and make you one of my staff-officers!


    Augusta Jane Evans Wilson

British Dictionary definitions for brigadier general

brigadier general

noun plural brigadier generals
  1. 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
  2. the former name for a brigadier (def. 1)
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