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Brigadier Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    brigadier n : a general officer ranking below a major general [syn: brigadier general}]
Brigadier Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Brigadier general \Brig`a*dier" gen"er*al\ [F. brigadier, fr. brigade.] (Mil.) An officer in rank next above a colonel, and below a major general. He commands a brigade, and is sometimes called, by a shortening of his title, simple a brigadier.
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Brigadier (pronounced /brɪɡəˈdɪər/) is a senior military rank, the meaning of which is somewhat different in different military services. The brigadier rank is generally superior to the rank of colonel, and subordinate to major general.

A Brigadier typically commands a Brigade consisting of three battalions (approximately 3,000 troops). Many countries use the rank Brigadier General rather than Brigadier, and prior to the 1920s, so did members of the Commonwealth.

In many countries, especially those formerly part of the British Empire, a Brigadier is either the highest field rank or most junior General appointment, nominally commanding a brigade. It ranks above a full Colonel and below a Major General.

The rank is used by the British Army, the Royal Marines, the Australian Army, the Indian Army, the Sri Lankan Army, the New Zealand Army, the Pakistan Army and several others. Although it is not always considered a general officer rank, it is always considered equivalent to the Brigadier General and Brigade General rank of other countries. In NATO forces, Brigadier is OF-6 on the rank scale.

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