- 1A large body of troops ready for battle, especially an infantry unit forming part of a brigade typically commanded by a lieutenant colonel.More example sentences
- He has held key staff positions with troops at the battalion, brigade and division levels.
- Throughout World War II, infantry battalions did not even have battalion scouts.
- National Guard infantry battalions have been integrated into combat operations throughout the theater.
- 1.1A large, organized group of people pursuing a common aim or sharing a major undertaking.More example sentences
- It has, however, successfully filled a gap produced by the collapse of the big battalions of the international secular Left.
- India's specialized technology institutes are turning out battalions of software wizards.
- Legislation was introduced to control prices, and exports, to requisition cereals, and to organize labour battalions to work the land.
late 16th century: from French bataillon, from Italian battaglione, from battaglia 'battle', from Latin (see battle).