from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A US army unit usually composed of five companies.
  • noun A naval force composed of a variable number of warships, escorts, and supply vessels, depending on the nature of the mission.
  • noun An improvised force, usually of battalion or brigade strength, drawn from different units for a particular operation.
  • noun Chiefly British A tactical force of battalion strength formed by attaching infantry and armored companies.

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  • noun an army unit usually consisting of five companies


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