Flashcards in Vocabulary - military Deck (29)
able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection
gather; assemble (troops)
chaplain in the armed forces
a person who has charge of mortars, bombs, and shells
an ammunition vehicle
a stout glove with a long loose wrist. (historical) an armored glove, as worn by a medieval knight
an act of attacking or plundering
A line of fortifications which is meant to prevent access; a blockade.
1. formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears. 2. a compact group of people.
1. a : predominance of the military class or its ideals. b : exaltation of military virtues and ideals. : a policy of aggressive military preparedness.
sabre, (alt sp) saber
a heavy cavalry sword with a curved blade and a single cutting edge
pretended attack; a move intended to deceive
The sheath of a sword or similar bladed weapon
A member of a regiment composed of men of great stature
persistently carry out attacks on (an enemy or an enemy's territory).
1. a fence of wooden stakes or iron railings fixed in the ground, forming an enclosure or defense. 2. a line of bold cliffs --V. enclose or provide (a building or place) with a palisade.
a German language word that means either tank (the military vehicle) or armour. It is occasionally used in English and some other languages as a loanword in the contexts of German military
military strategy of burning or destroying buildings, crops or other resources that might be of use to an invading enemy
lit. Defense Force — was the unified armed forces of Nazi Germany from 1935 to 1946. It consisted of the Heer (army), the Kriegsmarine (navy) and the Luftwaffe (air force.
a garrison; (in Spain and Spanish America) a fortified military settlement
fleet of ships
1. a low protective wall along the edge of a roof, bridge, or balcony 2. a protective wall or earth defense along the top of a trench or other place of concealment for troops
staff officer assisting the commander; assistant
a temporary camp without tents or cover, used especially by soldiers or mountaineers
shoulder decoration or ornation(of a uniform) also spelled epaulette
a sudden, all-out attack
A Pyrrhic victory is a victory that inflicts such a devastating toll on the victor that it is tantamount to defeat. Someone who wins a Pyrrhic victory has been victorious in some way; however, the heavy toll negates any sense of achievement or profit (another term for this would be "hollow victory").