battalion

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Etymology[edit]

From French bataillon.

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Noun[edit]

battalion (plural battalions)

  1. (military) An army unit having two or more companies, etc. and a headquarters. Traditionally forming part of a regiment.
  2. (US, military) an army unit having two or more companies, etc. and a headquarters; forming part of a brigade.
  3. Any large body of troops.
  4. (by extension) A great number of things.

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Verb[edit]

battalion (third-person singular simple present battalions, present participle battalioning, simple past and past participle battalioned)

  1. To form into battalions.