A nucleus of qualified workers around which a bigger organization can be built and trained: a cadre of corporals which train recruits.
A tightly knit set of zealots who will be energetic in advancing the passions of a revolutionary celebration.
A member of these a bunch.
A frame or framework.
The framework or skeleton upon which a fresh regiment is usually to be formed; the officers of a regiment creating the staff.
The core of a managing team, or an associate of these a group.
The framework or skeleton upon which a regiment is to be created; the officers of a regiment forming the staff.
A skeleton or framework; particularly, in France, the permanently arranged skeleton or framework of a regiment or corps, comprising the commissioned and non-commissioned officials, musicians, artificers, etc., around whom the ranking and file can be put together at brief notice.
a nucleus of armed forces personnel effective at expansion
a small device serving as an element of or as nucleus of a bigger political action