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brigadier

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noun brig·a·dier \ˌbri-gə-ˈdir\

Simple Definition of brigadier

  • : a British army officer who is in charge of a brigade; also : the rank of a brigadier

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of brigadier

  1. 1 :  an officer in the British army commanding a brigade and ranking immediately below a major general

  2. 2 :  brigadier general


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