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brigade


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brigade  \Bri*gade"\,  n.  [F.  brigade,  fr  It  brigata  troop, 
  crew,  brigade,  originally,  a  contending  troop,  fr  briga 
  trouble,  quarrel.  See  {Brigand}.] 
  1.  (Mil.)  A  body  of  troops,  whether  cavalry,  artillery, 
  infantry,  or  mixed,  consisting  of  two  or  more  regiments, 
  under  the  command  of  a  brigadier  general. 
 
  Note:  Two  or  more  brigades  constitute  a  division,  commanded 
  by  a  major  general;  two  or  more  divisions  constitute  an 
  army  corps,  or  corps  d'arm['e]e.  [U.S.] 
 
  2.  Any  body  of  persons  organized  for  acting  or  marching 
  together  under  authority;  as  a  fire  brigade. 
 
  {Brigade  inspector},  an  officer  whose  duty  is  to  inspect 
  troops  in  companies  before  they  are  mustered  into  service. 
 
 
  {Brigade  major},  an  officer  who  may  be  attached  to  a  brigade 
  to  assist  the  brigadier  in  his  duties. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brigade  \Bri*gade"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Brigaded};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Brigading}.]  (Mil.) 
  To  form  into  a  brigade,  or  into  brigades. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brigade 
  n  :  army  unit  smaller  than  a  division 
  v  1:  form  a  brigade 
  2:  form  or  unite  into  a  brigade 




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