Definition of general staff noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


general staff

BrE BrE//ˌdʒenrəl ˈstɑːf//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʒenrəl ˈstæf//
(also the general staff) [singular + singular or plural verb]
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officers who advise a military leader and help to plan a military operation
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: general staff