What does the word battalion mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Carlton McCarthy
  2. Several men of a certain battalion were on the road at the time. – Over the Top With the Third Australian Division by G. P. Cuttriss
  3. Nearly four weeks ago the battalion was in the trenches a bit south of Ypres. – Men, Women and Guns by H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile