Battalion

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Battalion Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • an army unit usually consisting of a headquarters and three or more companies
  • a large indefinite number; "a battalion of ants"; "a multitude of TV antennas"; "a plurality of religions"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • an army unit usually consisting of a headquarters and three or more companies ,
  • a large indefinite number; "a battalion of ants"; "a multitude of TV antennas"; "a plurality of religions"

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Battalion Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A battalion is a military unit of around 500-1500 men often made up of from two to seven companies and often commanded by a Lieutenant Colonel. More than one battalions often make up a regiment or a brigade.

A battalion is often the smallest military unit able to do movement on their own without being part of a larger unit. The battalion is often part of a regiment, group or a brigade.

Important people in a battalion headquarters include:



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  • Battalion Celebrates Cents, Paul, Bears Haul
    NORTH BAY, Ont. - Apart from the scoreboard, Friday was a night of celebration for the North Bay Battalion, which donned Centennials whites for the occasion. Read more on this news related to 'Battalion'
  • China sends infantry battalion for UN peacekeeping
    Beijing, Dec 22 (IANS): China's infantry battalion to South Sudan is set for departure, marking the country's first batch of soldiers to participate in the United Nations peacekeeping mission. Read more on this news related to 'Battalion'
  • Battalion, Generals Dress for Battle
    NORTH BAY, Ont. - There'll be a vintage look to the proceedings when the North Bay Battalion hosts the Oshawa Generals at 7 p.m. Friday in the Troops' final Ontario Hockey League game before the Christmas break. Read more on this news related to 'Battalion'

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