an army unit usually consisting of a headquarters and three or more companies
battalion, large number, multitude, plurality, pack(noun)
a large indefinite number
"a battalion of ants"; "a multitude of TV antennas"; "a plurality of religions"
An army unit having two or more companies, etc. and a headquarters. Traditionally forming part of a regiment.
an army unit having two or more companies, etc. and a headquarters; forming part of a brigade.
Any large body of troops.
A great number of things.
To form into battalions.
a body of troops; esp. a body of troops or an army in battle array
a regiment, or two or more companies of a regiment, esp. when assembled for drill or battle
to form into battalions
A battalion is a military unit with 300 to 1,200 soldiers that usually conists of two to seven companies and is commanded by either a lieutenant colonel or a colonel. Several battalions form a regiment or brigade. The nomenclature varies by nationality and by branch of arms, for instance, some armies organize their infantry into battalions, but call battalion-sized cavalry, reconnaissance, or tank units a squadron or a regiment instead. There may even be subtle distinctions within a nation's branches of arms, such as a distinction between a tank battalion and an armored squadron, depending on how the unit's operational role is perceived to fit into the army's historical organization. A battalion is generally the smallest military unit capable of independent operations, although many armies have smaller units that are self-sustaining. The battalion is usually part of a regiment, brigade, or group, depending on the organizational model used by that service. The bulk of a battalion will ordinarily be homogeneous with respect to type, although there are many exceptions. Every battalion will also include some sort of combat service support, typically organized within a combat support company.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bat-al′yun, n. a body of soldiers consisting of several companies: a body of men drawn up in battle-array. [Fr.; from root of Battle.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
A reserve cargo handling battalion composed solely of selected reserve personnel. Also called NRCHB. See also maritime pre-positioning ships.
A type of unit within an official government army.
The troops all belonged to C-company within the German eleventh battalion.
The numerical value of Battalion in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Battalion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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Overall deployment of the 700-stong Chinese infantry battalion and its equipment will take more than two months to complete.
We had an advanced party of 18 members of the incoming battalion arrive on Jan. 9 to begin preparations for delivery of contingent-owned equipment.
The Rapid Intervention Battalion of our army immediately launched an attack, seized 84 children between seven and 15 who were undergoing training in the camp, arrested 45 of the trainers and killed many more.
In the past we would have a British Army division working alongside an American division. Now it might be a British brigade inside an American division, or even a British battalion inside an American brigade.
Definitely there has to be checks and balances. All the formations have to be reviewed in terms of the numbers. There should be no ghost members of the military, people should be accountable. Your battalion, the number of your members should be accounted for, for weapons or salaries, for munitions for food. These are basic things it doesn’t need a genius (to understand).
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