general staff

noun(used with a singular or plural verb)Military.
  1. a group of officers who are without command and whose duty is to assist high commanders in planning and carrying out orders in peace and war.

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How to use general staff in a sentence

  • The things these fellows produce are all read and checked by competent general staff Officers.

  • Piépape has never been a general staff Officer before; by training, bent of mind and experience he is an administrator.

  • The burly man was evidently a personage of importance, and his shoulder straps indicated that he was a major of the general staff.

    Warrior Gap | Charles King

British Dictionary definitions for general staff

general staff

  1. officers assigned to advise commanders in the planning and execution of military operations

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