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Pronunciation: [bɐtˈali͡ən] (IPA)

A battalion is a military unit consisting of between 300 and 1,200 soldiers. Synonyms for battalion include regiment, company, brigade, division, corps, and squadron. The word regiment usually refers to a unit that is larger than a battalion, consisting of two or more battalions. A company is a unit of soldiers that is smaller than a battalion, typically consisting of 100-250 soldiers. A brigade is a unit consisting of between 1,500 and 4,000 soldiers. A division is a unit consisting of between 10,000 and 20,000 soldiers. A corps is a unit that can consist of anywhere from two to five divisions. A squadron is a unit consisting of between 10 and 24 soldiers, typically used in reference to an aviation unit.

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Usage examples for Battalion

The French army had been strengthened by a battalion to every regiment, and so Bismarck complained of the strictures of French and Belgian bishops on his anti-papal policy.
"A History of the Third French Republic"
C. H. C. Wright
Maeterlinck, reading with me, smiled as he saw me attack a new battalion of thoughts.
"Life and Writings of Maurice Maeterlinck"
Jethro Bithell
It seemed to him that he could not reasonably have expected to clear that obstacle with a battalion of log-drivers, and he had only a handful of weary men.
"The Greater Power"
Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton

Famous quotes with Battalion

  • A pencil and rubber are of more use to thought than a battalion of assistants. To happiness the same applies as to truth: one does not have it, but is in it.
    Theodor Adorno
  • In the World War nothing was more dreadful to witness than a chain of men starting with a battalion commander and ending with an army commander sitting in telephone boxes, improvised or actual, talking, talking, talking, in place of leading, leading, leading.
    J. F. C. Fuller
  • The day after the prison was transferred to the military intelligence command, they had an entire battalion - 1,200, 1,500 soldiers - arrive at Abu Ghraib just for force protection alone.
    Janis Karpinski
  • Every battalion has its marching songs.
    Patrick MacGill
  • Marching thus at night, a battalion is doubly impressive. The silent monster is full of restrained power; resolute in its onward sweep, impervious to danger, it looks a menacing engine of destruction, steady to its goal, and certain of its mission.
    Patrick MacGill

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