Definition of Brigadier general

1. Noun. A general officer ranking below a major general.

Exact synonyms: Brigadier
Generic synonyms: General Officer



Definition of Brigadier general

1. Noun. (military) A military officer who commands a brigade. ¹

2. Noun. (US military) A one star general. ¹

3. Noun. (military) A military rank between colonel and the second lowest general rank or major general, having an O7 NATO rank scale equivalency ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Brigadier general

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1. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"Both divisions immediately formed to advance on Winchester, Brigadier- General Averell on the right and Brigadier-General Merritt on the left of the Valley ..."

2. Life of Lieutenant-General Nathan Bedford Forrest by John Allan Wyeth (1908)
"... Cutting the Federals in Twain—Capture of Brigadier-General Crittenden — Gallant Resistance by the Ninth Michigan, under Acting Brigadier- General WW ..."

3. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"I am concerned to add, that Brigadier-General Wale, commanding the reserve, and Captain Grey ... Brigadier-General Harcourt's report of the second division. ..."

4. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant by Ulysses Simpson Grant (1885)
"COMMISSIONED BRIGADIER - GENERAL — COMMAND AT IRONTON, MO. ... When appointed brigadier - general I at once thought it proper that one of my aides should ..."

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