Battalion in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Battalion

a military unit that is usually 300 to 800 soldiers, comprised of several companies

Examples of Battalion in a sentence

A battalion of troops is comprised of many smaller companies, so that they can be divided and deployed around the battlefield as needed. 🔊

A general is likely to be in charge of more than one battalion, as he had a very large battlefield to manage and command. 🔊

While a company is smaller than a battalion, a battalion is smaller than a brigade, and there are many battalions within one brigade. 🔊

By American military standards, there are at least three hundred troops in a battalion, though the number can be as much as eight hundred. 🔊

A battalion is nothing more than a military unit of a particular size, technically the same as a company or a brigade with the exception of numbers. 🔊

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