Definition of brigadier general in US English:

brigadier general

nounPlural brigadier generals

  • An officer in the US Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps ranking above colonel and below major general.

    • ‘A wing, normally commanded by a brigadier general, is the Air Force's prime warfighting instrument.’
    • ‘Now a brigadier general, Roosevelt performed with distinction, first in North Africa, then in Sicily.’
    • ‘As the lone brigadier general present, I was the last to respond.’
    • ‘He was promoted to brigadier general in February 1865.’
    • ‘He was a brigadier general, and he had been sent by Eighth Army Headquarters.’


brigadier general

/ˈbriɡəˌdi(ə)r ˈjen(ə)rəl//ˈbrɪɡəˌdɪ(ə)r ˈdʒɛn(ə)rəl/