Territorial Army

noun
British unit of nonprofessional soldiers organized for the defense of Great Britain
Hypernyms: ↑territorial, ↑territorial reserve
Member Meronyms: ↑territorial
Part Meronyms: ↑yeomanry

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Territorial Army noun
The name (1920–67, and from 1979) of the voluntary military force organized on a territorial basis, founded in 1908 as the Territorial Force, and known (1967–79) as the Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserve
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Main Entry:territory

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Territorial Army,
the portion of the British Army auxiliary to the regular army, especially for home defense; Home Guard.

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noun
the Territorial Army
: a part of the military forces of Britain that is made up of people who are not professional soldiers but are given military training for a period of time each year — abbr. TA

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the ˌTerritorial ˈArmy f129 [Territorial Army] noun singular + singular or plural verb (abbr. TA)
(in Britain) a military force of people who are not professional soldiers but who train as soldiers in their free time
 
Culture:
The Territorial Army joined together with the British Army to fight in the ↑Second World War. The TA was established in 1908 and now has about 40 000 members as part of the ↑Volunteer Reserve Forces.

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  • Territorial Army — n the Territorial Army a military force of people in Britain who train as soldiers in their free time = ↑ta →↑National Guard …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Territorial Army — ► NOUN ▪ (in the UK) a volunteer force locally organized to provide a trained reserve for use in an emergency …   English terms dictionary

  • Territorial Army — The Territorial Army (TA) is the principal and Volunteer reserve force of the British Army, the land armed forces branch of the United Kingdom, and composed mostly of part time soldiers paid at a similar rate, while engaged on military activities …   Wikipedia

  • Territorial Army — La Territorial Army (TA) est l armée de réserve de la British Army. Composée d environ 35 000 volontaires, elle réunit un quart de la force humaine de l armée de terre britannique. Les soldats de la TA servent en opération au même titre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Territorial Army — Als Territorialarmee wurde ein Heer bezeichnet, dessen Teile, z. B. Regimenter, aus bestimmten, in nächster Nähe zu den Garnisonen liegenden Landesgebieten ihre Mannschaften ergänzten. In Deutschland und Österreich, wie auch in Frankreich, war… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Territorial Army — N PROPER: the N The Territorial Army is a British armed force whose members are not professional soldiers but train as soldiers in their spare time. Syn: Territorials …   English dictionary

  • Territorial Army — noun the Territorial Army a military force of people in Britain who train as soldiers in their free time; ta compare National Guard …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Territorial Army — (abbr the TA) (also infml Terriers) a British military force of part time voluntary soldiers who are trained to join with the professional British Army to defend the country in an emergency. It joined together with the British Army to fight in… …   Universalium

  • Territorial Army — noun a reserve force of the British Army, made up of part time soldiers …   Wiktionary

  • territorial army — /tɛrəˌtɔriəl ˈami/ (say teruh.tawreeuhl ahmee) noun an army, often voluntary, organised for home or national defence …   Australian English dictionary

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