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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an army unit usually consisting of five companies


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