brigadier

noun
brig·​a·​dier | \ ˌbri-gə-ˈdir How to pronounce brigadier (audio) \

Definition of brigadier

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

Examples of brigadier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Four Russian brigadier generals have died in three weeks on the battlefield in Ukraine, Kyiv officials said, showing faults in Moscow’s ability to lead troops into battle. William Mauldin, WSJ, 16 Mar. 2022 Russian major generals are roughly equivalent in rank to American one-star or brigadier generals. Anchorage Daily News, 13 Mar. 2022 The featured veterans range from foot soldiers to prisoners of war to brigadier generals. Mary Cadden, USA TODAY, 12 Nov. 2021 The Marine Corps' decision to add Henderson to its list of brigadier generals followed an examination by the New York Times. Helene Cooper New York Times, Star Tribune, 4 Mar. 2021 The colonel asked for the old brigadier, the hero of the Golan Heights, the recipient of the order of Fath, to sit and join him for tea. Elliot Ackerman, Wired, 16 Feb. 2021 The brigadier slowly tightened the cordon around Wedge's aircraft. Elliot Ackerman, Wired, 26 Jan. 2021 Andrew attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and would go on to serve in the military for 34 years, eventually rising to the position of brigadier. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, 13 Nov. 2020 Andrew attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and would go on to serve in the military for 34 years, eventually rising to the position of brigadier. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, 13 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of brigadier

1668, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for brigadier

French, from brigade

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“Brigadier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brigadier. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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