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brigadier general

noun, plural brigadier generals. U.S. Army.
an officer of the rank between colonel and major general.
Origin of brigadier general
1680-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The brigadier-general of our brigade took a particular fancy to one which he got from me.

    Bullets & Billets Bruce Bairnsfather
  • He wore the uniform of brigadier-general—a token that he had not lost rank.

    The Hour and the Man Harriet Martineau
  • At a point in the march brigadier-general Twaites was standing to see the battalion go by.

    The Irish at the Front Michael MacDonagh
  • After all, I may come back a brigadier-general, and make you one of my staff-officers!

    Macaria Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
  • brigadier-general Burrows, who had two horses shot under him during the engagement, was amongst the last to reach Kandahar.

    Forty-one years in India Frederick Sleigh Roberts
  • His appointment as brigadier-general of volunteers dated from this action.

  • Hence the censure was withheld, and he was made a brigadier-general!

    The Secret Service. Albert D. Richardson
  • I came from the quarters of brigadier-general Schleich a few minutes ago.

    The Citizen-Soldier John Beatty
  • The particulars of the fight were not stated; but it is believed we lost a brigadier-general, killed.

British Dictionary definitions for brigadier-general

brigadier general

noun (pl) 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 (sense 1)
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