Meaning of “battalion” in the English Dictionary


"battalion" in English

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battalionnoun [ C ]

uk /bəˈtæl.i.ən/ us /bəˈtæl.i.ən/

Examples from literature

  • But these men were carrying guns and were formed in battalions and regiments. 
  • I have lost every friend I have got in the battalion, except Neil here and you. 
  • I met a young officer of the machine-gun battalion, and lending him my glasses pointed out where the Germans were massing. 
  • In July the battalion was relieved from this brigade and attached directly to corps headquarters. 
  • The battalion had no losses. 

(Definition of “battalion” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"battalion" in American English

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battalionnoun [ C ]

us /bəˈtæl·jən/

a large military unit under a single leader, consisting of three or more companies

(Definition of “battalion” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)