Share this entry

brigade major Line breaks: bri|gade major

Definition of brigade major in English:


The principal staff officer to the brigadier in command at the headquarters of a brigade.
Example sentences
  • Eden fought in the First World War, ending it as the youngest brigade major in the British Army.
  • In 1934, however, he returned to India on exchange as brigade major of the 8th Indian Brigade.
  • He returned to Victoria as brigade major of the 15th Infantry Brigade.

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day confidant
Pronunciation: ˈkɒnfɪdant
a person with whom one shares a secret...