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  • adj. Overly strict; rigid; treating others as if they were members of a regiment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Belonging to, or concerning, a regiment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to a regiment: as, regimental officers; regimental clothing.
  • (rarely used in the singular). Military clothing: so named from the former practice of discriminating the uniforms of different regiments very decidedly one from another—a fashion nearly abandoned at the present time.

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  • adj. belonging to or concerning a regiment


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  • At approximately 1400 hours, the lone survivor, from the Recon Company, reported tanks and infantry moving toward Loc Ninh from the west in regimental strength.

    Schott, Richard S.

  • Do you know, for instance, what is a very common toast in German regimental messes?


  • MARY'S, SCILLY. horizontal dial of brass, has certain regimental badges cut on the cap, showing that the dial was set up by Captain Thomas Buckstone, who fought at Culloden in 1745.

    The Book of Sun-Dials

  • Let no one understand by this that female nurses ought to, or could be introduced in regimental hospitals.

    Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not

  • "I called the regimental surgeon up, and went with him to the hospital tent, telling him what had happened.

    Colonel Thorndyke's Secret

  • "Alick," as our officers affectionately called our regimental surgeon, had been sitting on the doorstep surrounded by a group of Flemish children.

    "The Red Watch" With the First Canadian Division in Flanders

  • "Come in, Corporal," called the regimental commander.

    Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants or, Handling Their First Real Commands

  • I wonder if he goes commando under there my rational is: a robe is dress-like as is a kilt, and we all know the scots like to go "regimental" but I try not to think too hard about it since I'm pretty sure that thinking about papal dangly bits is probably sacrilegious.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • Wild ducks, swans, and cranes fly in a kind of regimental order; their battalions assume the form of a triangle or wedge, so as to cut through the air with greater facility, and diminish the resistance it presents to their flight.

    Willis the Pilot

  • It is, however, the "regimental" ass in Persia which excites our admiration and deep pity.

    Glimpses of Life and Manners in Persia


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  • In the fife and drum as well as re-enacting hobbies, short for "regimental coat" or uniform--usually indicating an eighteenth-century style coat of the British or Continental (American) armies.

    February 7, 2007