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Definition of "brigadier general" [brig•a•dier• gen•er•al]

  • A commissioned rank in the U.S. Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps that is above colonel and below major general. (noun)
  • One who holds this rank. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "brigadier general" in a sentence
  • "Clinton sent a large detachment to the Caribbean to take the French island of Saint Lucia and another of 3,500 men under Scottish brigadier general Archibald Campbell to try to capture Savannah, Georgia."
  • "Joseph E. Johnston had been promptly commissioned brigadier general in the Confederate army after declining like rank in the service of Virginia."
  • "Longstreet's Division remained intact otherwise than for the transfer of R. H. Anderson's brigade to Micah Jenkins, promoted brigadier general on Lee's strong recommendation."