brigadier general

noun

Definition of brigadier general

: a commissioned officer in the army, air force, or marine corps who ranks above a colonel and whose insignia is one star

Examples of brigadier general in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Michael Herzog, a retired brigadier general in the Israel Defense Forces who is now a fellow with the Washington Institute, estimated that the group could have 8,000 to 10,000 projectiles. Washington Post, 13 May 2021 The brigadier general said the facility where the shooting took place was not under his command. Matthew Barakat, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Apr. 2021 Low-range rockets are also a threat, as Iron Dome is less effective at ranges of 2.5 miles of less, Michael Herzog, a retired brigadier general in the Israel Defense Forces who is now a fellow with the Washington Institute, told The Post in 2019. Washington Post, 11 May 2021 Michael’s older brother, the late James L. Collins Jr., was an Army brigadier general and military historian. Washington Post, 28 Apr. 2021 Israel assassinated Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran’s chief nuclear scientist and a brigadier general in the Revolutionary Guards, in November. New York Times, 20 Apr. 2021 In Louisville, Castleman helped found the American Saddlebred Horse Association, played a role in the creation of the city's park system and was a brigadier general in the U.S. Army, The Courier Journal previously reported. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 16 Apr. 2021 She was commissioned in 1965, and become the first African American female Air Force brigadier general in 1991. Lea Lane, Forbes, 21 Mar. 2021 After the war, Stewart stayed in the military, eventually becoming a brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force reserve. Los Angeles Times, 22 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of brigadier general

1690, in the meaning defined above

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“Brigadier general.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brigadier%20general. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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brigadier general

noun

English Language Learners Definition of brigadier general

: an officer in the U.S. Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps who is ranked above a colonel also : the rank of a brigadier general

brigadier general

noun
brig·​a·​dier general | \ ˌbri-gə-ˈdir- \

Kids Definition of brigadier general

: a commissioned officer in the army, air force, or marine corps ranking above a colonel

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