brigadier

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Borrowed from French brigadier.

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brigadier (plural brigadiers)

  1. (military) An army rank; an officer commanding a brigade.
  2. (military, Britain) the highest field officer grade, below general officers, NATO grade O7

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French brigadier.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbri.ɣaːˈdiːr/
  • Hyphenation: bri‧ga‧dier
  • Rhymes: -iːr

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brigadier m (plural brigadiers)

  1. constable (police officer of some seniority)
  2. (historical) brigadier, corporal, or a colonel in charge of a brigade

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

brigade +‎ -ier.

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brigadier m (plural brigadiers, feminine brigadière)

  1. brigadier (military)

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French brigadier.

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brigadier m (plural brigadieri, feminine equivalent brigadieră)

  1. brigadier (military)
  2. forester (forestry)
  3. (dated) brigadier general

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Noun[edit]

brigadier m (plural brigadieres)

  1. brigadier