brigadier general

pl. brigadier generals. U.S. Army.
an officer of the rank between colonel and major general.
[1680-90]

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▪ military rank
also called  Brigadier,  

      a military rank just above that of colonel. In both the British and U.S. armies of (United States) World War I, a brigadier general commanded a brigade. When the British abolished the brigade, they discontinued the rank of brigadier general but revived it as plain brigadier in 1928. In the U.S. and French military services, the brigadier general is the lowest-ranking general officer.

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