Definition of brigadier general in English:

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brigadier general

Pronunciation: /ˈbriɡəˌdi(ə)r ˈjen(ə)rəl/

noun (plural brigadier generals)

An officer in the US Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps ranking above colonel and below major general.
Example sentences
  • 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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