brigadier general

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

an officer of the rank between colonel and major general.

Origin of brigadier general

First recorded in 1680–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of brigadier general

  • 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

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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