Meaning of “expeditionary” in the English Dictionary


"expeditionary" in English

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uk /ˌek.spəˈdɪʃ.ən.ər.i/ us /ˌek.spəˈdɪʃ.ə

Examples from literature

  • But it was an unequal war against an expeditionary force of countless numbers. 
  • The expeditionary force would not have a chance against that. 
  • The last units of the American expeditionary force, comprising vessels loaded with supplies and horses, reached France amid the screeching of whistles and moaning of sirens. 
  • The terrible fate of the German expeditionary force is too well known to require comment. 
  • Upon the same day preparations went forward for the dispatch of an expeditionary army to France. 

(Definition of “expeditionary” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)