Adjective "battalion" definition and examples

(Battalion may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/bəˈtalɪən/

Definitions and examples

noun

A large body of troops ready for battle, especially an infantry unit forming part of a brigade.
  1. 'General Van Fleet did however command an infantry battalion during this period.'
  2. 'These included infantry battalions, land combat support units, the Special Air Service and aircrew personnel.'
  3. 'Donovan had won a Medal of Honor during World War I as an infantry battalion commander.'
  4. 'Instead, there is the current system of battalions assigned to brigades.'
  5. 'Posted to the Far East, he became medical officer of an infantry battalion.'
  6. 'Throughout World War II, infantry battalions did not even have battalion scouts.'
  7. 'It will detail which four infantry battalions will be cut.'
  8. 'Later he commanded a tank battalion, an armored brigade and the First Cavalry Division.'
  9. 'Only one of these battalions, the 36th battalion of the Civil Defence Corps, has been in action.'
  10. 'National Guard infantry battalions have been integrated into combat operations throughout the theater.'
  11. 'The corporations always have a battalion of crackerjack lawyers to defend themselves.'
  12. 'It has, however, successfully filled a gap produced by the collapse of the big battalions of the international secular Left.'
  13. 'Legislation was introduced to control prices, and exports, to requisition cereals, and to organize labour battalions to work the land.'
  14. 'A battalion of certified financial planners is in the making in the country'

More definitions

1. Military. a ground force unit composed of a headquarters and two or more companies or similar units.

2. an army in battle array.

3. Often, battalions. a large number of persons or things; force: battalions of bureaucrats.

More examples(as adjective)

"histories can be battalion."

Origin

Late 16th century: from French bataillon, from Italian battaglione, from battaglia ‘battle’, from Latin (see battle).