noun (plural brigadier generals)
An officer in the US Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps ranking above colonel and below major general.
- A wing, normally commanded by a brigadier general, is the Air Force's prime warfighting instrument.
- He was a brigadier general, and he had been sent by Eighth Army Headquarters.
- Now a brigadier general, Roosevelt performed with distinction, first in North Africa, then in Sicily.
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Syllabification: brig·a·dier gen·er·al
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