Brigadier



British Military. a rank between colonel and major general.
U.S. Army Informal. a brigadier general.
History/Historical. a noncommissioned rank in the Napoleonic armies.
Contemporary Examples

The Sensitive Soldier Gail Sheehy November 10, 2009
The Sensitive Soldier Gail Sheehy November 10, 2009
America’s Menacing Pakistan Problem Bruce Riedel May 20, 2011
Into Taliban Country Steve Inskeep March 28, 2010
Israel Kills Hamas Military Head Ahmed Jabari in Air Strike Dan Ephron November 13, 2012

Historical Examples

The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume II (of 2) Alexandre Dumas pre
In the Valley Harold Frederic
An Englishman in Paris Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
A Set of Six Joseph Conrad
Our Casualty And Other Stories James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham

noun
an officer of the British Army or Royal Marines who holds a rank junior to a major general but senior to a colonel, usually commanding a brigade
an equivalent rank in other armed forces
(US, army) short for brigadier general
(history) a noncommissioned rank in the armies of Napoleon I
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