battalion battalion  /bə ˈtæl jən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an army unit usually consisting of a headquarters and three or more companies
  2. (n) a large indefinite number

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. On May 14 the battalion, trying again, nearly made the top of the hill.
  2. Most of the battalion's anti-tank guns had not come up.
  3. On an a recent visit, the battalion displayed an attention to detail and an esprit de corps quite startling to someone who has spent too much time around Middle Eastern armies.

News

  1. Crowd turns out for Fort Rucker appreciation game, concert

    The Daleville Senior Warhawks and the 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment Spartans returned to the softball diamond June 7 for the annual “Clash of the Titans” Fort Rucker Appreciation softball gam
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Southeast Sun

  2. Fort Campbell WTB earns top Army award

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. The Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion command team, Col. William Howard and Command Sgt. Maj. James Smith, pinned the Department of the Army Safety Excellence Streamer to the WTB colors during a ceremony June 5.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Leaf Chronicle

  3. Battalion commander at SMDC's Fort Greely suspended following investigation into racy calendar, allegations of ...

    Lt. Col. Joseph Miley, commander of the 49th Missile Defense Battalion at Fort Greely, Alaska, has been suspended by the Army after an investigation into possible misconduct within the Alaska Army National Guard battalion.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Huntsville Times

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Quotes

  1. Bloomberg called the fire and the deaths of the firefighters "another cruel blow to our city and to the Fire Department, and specifically to the house that Engine 24, Ladder 5 and Battalion 2 are in."
    on Aug 19, 2007 By: Michael Bloomberg Source: Taipei Times

  2. "France will play its full part in this collective action," Sarkozy said in his speech. "I decided to ramp up France's military presence with a battalion to be deployed to the eastern region."
    on Apr 3, 2006 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: 940 News

  3. "We've heard of 174 Marines recently, almost a quarter of battalion, who asked to have their enlistments extended," Bush said. "They want to serve their nation."
    on May 28, 2007 By: President Bush Source: FOXNews

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