Meaning of brigadier

brig•a•dier

Pronunciation: (brig"u-dēr'), [key]
— n.
  1. a rank between colonel and major general.
  2. a brigadier general.
  3. a noncommissioned rank in the Napoleonic armies.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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