Definition of 'battalion'
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The troops came from one of three standby battalions ready to assist in emergencies. The Sun (2017)The battalion had three men killed last month. The Sun (2009)The battalion returned to trenches near Givenchy that were neither deep enough nor bulletproof. THE GUARDSMEN (2004)His battalion returned from Helmand just last week. The Sun (2012)The possibility of three infantry battalions being cut or merged has already been aired in Whitehall. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The Guards battalions formed three lines as they advanced up the incline. WATERLOO: Napoleon's Last Gamble (2005)The camp is home to three battalions of the nation's army. The Sun (2011)The battalion has had three men killed this tour and more than 20 seriously injured. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Since then its three battalions have spent almost four years in southern Afghanistan. Times, Sunday Times (2014)When York received these men he did not form them into new regiments but used them to form second battalions for existing regiments. The British way in Warfare - 1688-2000 (1990)In 18 months he and his battalion will return to Afghanistan for their second tour. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The three battalions of Coldstream Guards lurched off to the left. THE GUARDSMEN (2004)All three Parachute Regiment battalions are safe. The Sun (2012)The battalion's advance units were pinned down, taking heavy fire from unseen insurgents in multiple positions. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Her battalion trains three days a week, in a flexible schedule which works around the women's domestic commitments. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I have seen battalions of them flying over the Guards barracks in Windsor at sunset. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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British English: battalion NOUN
A battalion is a large group of soldiers that consists of three or more companies.
He was ordered to return to his battalion.
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