Brigade



a military unit having its own headquarters and consisting of two or more regiments, squadrons, groups, or battalions.
a large body of troops.
a group of individuals organized for a particular purpose:
a fire brigade; a rescue brigade.
bucket brigade.
History/Historical. a convoy of canoes, sleds, wagons, or pack animals, especially as used to supply trappers in the 18th- and 19th-century Canadian and U.S. fur trade.
to form into a brigade.
to group together.
Contemporary Examples

Al Qaeda Headquarters in Libya Jamie Dettmer May 5, 2013
French and Belgian Jihadists Boast About the Syrians They Slaughter Tracy McNicoll March 27, 2014
Obama Is Just ‘Tickling’ ISIS, Syrian Rebels Say Josh Rogin August 24, 2014
Richard Spencer: What’s Next in Syria The Telegraph July 18, 2012
Obama Administration and Sotloff Family Battle Over Blame for Journalist’s Kidnapping Josh Rogin September 21, 2014

Historical Examples

The British Expedition to the Crimea William Howard Russell
A Soldier’s Life Edwin G. Rundle
Military Reminiscences of the Civil War V1 Jacob Dolson Cox
The Campaign of Trenton 1776-77 Samuel Adams Drake
Drum Taps in Dixie Delavan S. Miller

noun
a formation of fighting units, together with support arms and services, smaller than a division and usually commanded by a brigadier
a group of people organized for a certain task: a rescue brigade
verb (transitive)
to organize into a brigade
to put or group together
n.

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