expeditionary force
An armed force organized to accomplish a specific objective in a foreign country.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • Expeditionary Force — is a generic name sometimes applied to a military force dispatched to fight in a foreign country. The term was particularly common in World War I and World War II. Military formations which have had Expeditionary Force in their title include:… …   Wikipedia

  • expeditionary force — UK [ˌekspəˈdɪʃ(ə)n(ə)ri ˌfɔː(r)s] US [ˌekspəˈdɪʃ(ə)n(ə)ri ˌfɔrs] noun [countable] [singular expeditionary force plural expeditionary forces] a group of soldiers who go to fight in a foreign country …   Useful english dictionary

  • expeditionary force — UK [ˌekspəˈdɪʃ(ə)n(ə)rɪ ˌfɔː(r)s] / US [ˌekspəˈdɪʃ(ə)n(ə)rɪ ˌfɔrs] noun [countable] Word forms expeditionary force : singular expeditionary force plural expeditionary forces a group of soldiers who go to fight in a foreign country …   English dictionary

  • expeditionary force — [[t]e̱kspɪdɪ̱ʃənri fɔː(r)s, AM neri[/t]] expeditionary forces N COUNT An expeditionary force is a group of soldiers who are sent to fight in a foreign country. [MILITARY] …   English dictionary

  • expeditionary force — expe ditionary force n a group of soldiers that is sent to another country to fight in a war …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • expeditionary force — ex|pe|di|tion|ar|y force [ ,ekspə dıʃn(ə)ri ,fɔrs ] noun count a group of soldiers who go to fight in a foreign country …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • British Expeditionary Force (World War I) — For other campaigns and theatres of war, see British Army during World War I and British Expeditionary Force (World War II). Principle battles of the British Expeditionary Force 1914 Battle of Mons Battle of Le Cateau First Battle of the Marne… …   Wikipedia

  • New Zealand Expeditionary Force — New Zealand Army …   Wikipedia

  • Marine Expeditionary Force — A Marine Expeditionary Force or MEF (formerly known as a Marine Amphibious Force) is the largest type of a Marine Air Ground Task Force. A MEF is the largest building block of United States Marine Corps combat power. Contents 1 Structure 2… …   Wikipedia

  • British Expeditionary Force order of battle (1914) — This is the British Expeditionary Force order of battle, as originally despatched to France in August and September 1914 as the First World War began. This order of battle includes all combat units, including engineer and artillery units, but not …   Wikipedia

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