- The definition of a brigadier is a British army officer who ranks below a major general and above a colonel.
An example of a brigadier is an army leader who brings a group of soldiers into a battle.
- Informal brigadier general
- a British military officer ranking above a colonel and below a major general
Origin: French ; from brigade
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Origin: French, from brigade, brigade; see brigade.