brigadier general

noun
Updated on: 2 May 2018

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

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BRIGADIER GENERAL Defined for English Language Learners

brigadier general

Definition of brigadier general for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

brigadier general

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

Definition of brigadier general for Students

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


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