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battalion

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battalion

noun bat·tal·ion \bə-ˈtal-yən\

: a large organized group of soldiers

: a large organized group of people who act together

Full Definition of BATTALION

1
:  a considerable body of troops organized to act together :  army
2
:  a military unit composed of a headquarters and two or more companies, batteries, or similar units
3
:  a large group

Examples of BATTALION

  1. a battalion of angry protesters
  2. <the nation's battalions were forced to fight on two fronts simultaneously>

Origin of BATTALION

Middle French bataillon, from Old Italian battaglione, augmentative of battaglia company of soldiers, battle, from Late Latin battalia combat — more at battle
First Known Use: 1579

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