Pronunciation: (bu-tal'yun), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/battalion.html on line 75 [key]
1. Mil.a ground force unit composed of a headquarters and two or more companies or similar units.
2. an army in battle array.
3. Often, battalions. a large number of persons or things; force: battalions of bureaucrats.
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