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Noun: battalion  bu'tal-yun [N. Amer], bu'ta-lee-(y)un [Brit]
  1. An army unit usually consisting of a headquarters and three or more companies
     
  2. A large indefinite number
    "a battalion of ants";
    - large number, multitude, plurality, pack

Derived forms: battalions

Type of: army unit, large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity

Part of: regiment

Encyclopedia: Battalion