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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BATTALION

Here, also, an Austrian battalion was cut off and forced to surrender.

A part of the battalion, in its eagerness to win the day, went on up the ridge.

Then the Kensington battalion, or what was left of it, received the order to retire.

A battalion of mountain guns was attached to certain divisions.

At the same time a battalion of the Manchesters, commanded by Lieut.-Col.

The Battalion bombers on Gallipoli were officially known as Grenadiers.

From the 21st April I again enjoyed the command of the Battalion.

On the 11th, the Battalion had a long, weary march to the front line.

At the same time their orders came, and the battalion moved forward.

Then a battalion larger and better disciplined than the others appeared.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, from Middle French bataillon (16c.), from Italian battaglione "battle squadron," from diminutive of Vulgar Latin battalia "battle," from Latin bauttere "to beat" (see batter (v.)). Specific sense of "part of a regiment" is from 1708.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BATTALION

armies

nounmilitary force, usually for land
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