Part of speech: noun

Two or more companies of infantry; a body of troops.

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Usage examples "battalion":

  1. When the line was formed, the battalion occupied rising ground on the right. - "Detailed Minutiae of Soldier life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865", Carlton McCarthy.
  2. Several men of a certain battalion were on the road at the time. - "Over the Top With the Third Australian Division", G. P. Cuttriss.
  3. Nearly four weeks ago the battalion was in the trenches a bit south of Ypres. - "Men, Women and Guns", H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile.