Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an officer who may be attached to a brigade to assist the brigadier in his duties.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An officer appointed by a brigadier to assist him in the management and ordering of his brigade.

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Examples

  • Ten minutes before the start he walked into the brigade office and held out his hand to the brigade-major.

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  • Flashman's character sketch and physical description are sound; he makes the important point that the terrible fighter and stern disciplinarian was an unusually gentle and kindly man, whose consuming interest was music - Grant was a gifted 'cellist and composer, and indeed owed an early advancement to the fact that his commanding general was a keen violinist who wanted a' cello player as brigade-major.

    Flashman And The Dragon

  • Flashman's character sketch and physical description are sound; he makes the important point that the terrible fighter and stern disciplinarian was an unusually gentle and kindly man, whose consuming interest was music — Grant was a gifted 'cellist and composer, and indeed owed an early advancement to the fact that his commanding general was a keen violinist who wanted a' cello player as brigade-major.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • Major Giles, my aid, and Captain Brookes, my brigade-major, deserve and have my thanks for their assistance and behaviour on this occasion.

    The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876

  • At the battle of Germantown he acted as brigade-major of dragoons, charged several times, and made several prisoners.

    The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876

  • The staff of an infantry or cavalry brigade usually consists of the brigadier commanding, his aide-de-camp, and the brigade-major, a staff officer whose duties are intermediate between those of an adjutant and those of a general staff officer.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"

  • We were not at the time in touch with Brigade, but the brigade-major was over on the ridge with us, so we had to get out orders for the further advance.

    The Fife and Forfar Yeomanry and 14th (F. & F. Yeo.) Battn. R.H. 1914-1919

  • Major Daniel Box, Greene's brigade-major (an office corresponding to the present assistant adjutant-general), whose services were then highly appreciated.

    The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn

  • That he was something of an engineer, as well as an excellent brigade-major, is evident from the fact that he assisted in marking out the lines around Boston in 1775, and later superintended the construction of Fort Lee, on the Jersey side.

    The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn

  • He was at Princeton a short time, but leaving college, studied law with John Morin Scott, whose brigade-major he became in

    The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn

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