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A rank of officer in the British army, above colonel and below major general.
- ‘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.’
- ‘A few days later, a pompous brigadier turned up and criticised Churchill for leaving a gap in his defences.’
- ‘The senior officers - generals, brigadiers, colonels - were all at a loss about what to do.’
- ‘The brigadier and I managed to escape, and after that we just retreated and retreated.’
Late 17th century: from French (see brigade, -ier).
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