By Richard Bowyer
English is the language most often utilized in overseas army and peacekeeping operations. This dictionary includes over 6,000 entries supplying updated insurance of British, American and overseas army vocabulary, together with education, body of workers, logistics, manoeuvres, automobiles, strategies, instructions, guns and equipment.Supplements contain the phonetic alphabet, ranks, formal orders and army grouping symbols.
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A bar of chocolate, bar of gold) 3. a sandbank in a river or estuary ć The landing craft had to navigate between sand bars. 4. a place where alcohol may be bought and consumed 5. fm Page 24 Tuesday, June 15, 2004 11:17 AM barbed wire 24 (a single bar denotes lieutenant, while a double bar denotes captain) í verb 1. to obstruct ć The road was barred by fallen trees. 2. to forbid an activity ć Soldiers were barred from all the pubs in the town. barbed wire / bɑ bd waə/ noun wire with sharp spikes attached to it, used as an obstacle barbed-wire entanglement / bɑ bd waə n t ŋ əlmənt/ noun an obstacle to infantry made out of barbed wire barge /bɑ d / noun a long flat-bottomed boat used for carrying freight bar mine / bɑ man/ noun a type of anti-tank mine barn /bɑ n/ noun a large farm building (normally used for storage) barrack dress / b rək dres/ noun everyday uniform consisting of a sweater and service-dress trousers barracks / b rəks/ noun a non-operational military base barrage / b rɑ / noun 1.
Capital letters the letters of the alphabet written as A, B, C, instead of a, b, c í noun 1. the most important city or town in a country or region ć The army pressed on to the outskirts of the capital. 2. ˽ in block capitals written entirely in capital letters ć this form should be completed in block capitals capitalism / k pt(ə)lz(ə)m/ noun an economic system involving investment and profit-making by private individuals. Compare communism capitalist / k pt(ə)lst/ adjective favouring capitalism í noun someone who favours capitalism capital punishment / k pt(ə)l p nʃmən(ə)t/ noun the execution of a convicted criminal capitulate /kə ptjυlet/ verb to stop fighting and acknowledge the supremacy of an enemy.
Also called GlobemasC-17 ter C-130 / si w n θ ti/ noun an American-designed transport aircraft. Also called Hercules C-141 / si w n fɔ w n/ noun an American-designed transport aircraft. Also called Starlifter C-601 /si sks əυ w n/ noun a Chinese-designed anti-ship missile C-801 /si et əυ w n/ noun a Chinese-designed anti-ship missile CA abbreviation cruiser (with guns) cab /k b/ noun the driver’s compartment of a lorry or truck CAB / si e bi , k b/ abbreviation US combat aviation brigade cabin / k bn/ noun 1.