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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Acting on a tip-off, the Rapid Action Battalion arrested them from an apartment.
Overall deployment of the 700-stong Chinese infantry battalion and its equipment will take more than two months to complete.
There is a big battalion of people always ready to prove the right points as wrong, so how a person can remain morally strong and for how long.
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 addition of this battalion is part of an Army-wide reorganization that will raise the number of MLRS (multiple-launch rocket system) battalions in all field artillery brigades from two to three.
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