Definition of brigadier in English:


Syllabification: brig·a·dier
Pronunciation: /ˌbriɡəˈdir


A rank of officer in the British army, above colonel and below major general.
More example sentences
  • The senior officers - generals, brigadiers, colonels - were all at a loss about what to do.
  • The brigadier said it was a good opportunity for the kids to have a break from their normal everyday environment.
  • I am a brigadier in command of the brigade of King Ian's army that defends this territory.


late 17th century: from French (see brigade, -ier).

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