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English definition of “Joint Chiefs of Staff”

Joint Chiefs of Staff

noun [U]  /ˈdʒɔɪnt ˈtʃifs əv ˈstæf/ (short form Joint Chiefs,  /ˈdʒɔɪnt ˈtʃifs/)
the leaders of the armed forces of the United States, who form an official group of six members to give advice to the president about military matters
(Definition of Joint Chiefs of Staff noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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