army unit

Definitions of army unit
  1. noun
    a military unit that is part of an army
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    army corps, corps
    an army unit usually consisting of two or more divisions and their support
    division
    an army unit large enough to sustain combat
    battle group
    an army unit usually consisting of five companies
    regiment
    army unit smaller than a division
    brigade
    army unit smaller than a division
    battalion
    an army unit usually consisting of a headquarters and three or more companies
    company
    small military unit; usually two or three platoons
    platoon
    a military unit that is a subdivision of a company; usually has a headquarters and two or more squads; usually commanded by a lieutenant
    detachment
    a small unit of troops of special composition
    van, vanguard
    the leading units moving at the head of an army
    section
    a small army unit usually having a special function
    squad
    a smallest army unit
    troop
    a group of soldiers
    troop
    a cavalry unit corresponding to an infantry company
    artillery, artillery unit
    an army unit that uses big guns
    musketry
    musketeers and their muskets collectively
    cavalry
    a highly mobile army unit
    foot, infantry
    an army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot
    WAC, Women's Army Corps
    an army corps that was organized in World War II but is no longer a separate branch of the United States Army
    ROTC, Reserve Officers Training Corps
    a training program to prepare college students to be commissioned officers
    Special Forces, U. S. Army Special Forces, United States Army Special Forces
    a division of the United States Army that is specially trained for guerilla fighting
    bodyguard
    a group of men who escort and protect some important person
    patrol
    a detachment used for security or reconnaissance
    picket
    a detachment of troops guarding an army from surprise attack
    press gang
    a detachment empowered to force civilians to serve in the army or navy
    provost guard
    a detachment under the command of a provost marshall
    rearguard
    a detachment assigned to protect the rear of a (retreating) military body
    squadron
    a cavalry unit consisting of two or more troops and headquarters and supporting arms
    shock troops
    soldiers who are specially trained and armed to lead an assault
    trainband
    a company of militia in England or America from the 16th century to the 18th century
    battery
    group of guns or missile launchers operated together at one place
    horse cavalry
    an army unit mounted on horseback
    mechanized cavalry
    an armored unit of a modern army equipped with motor vehicles
    paratroops
    infantry trained and equipped to parachute
    United States Army Rangers
    a specially trained elite unit of the United States Army
    firing party, firing squad
    a squad formed to fire volleys at a military funeral or to carry out a military execution
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    force, military force, military group, military unit
    a unit that is part of some military service
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