expeditionary

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

expedition +‎ -ary

Adjective[edit]

expeditionary (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to an expedition.
  2. (military) Intended for military operations abroad.
    an expeditionary force

Noun[edit]

expeditionary (plural expeditionaries)

  1. (chiefly in the plural) One who goes on expeditions, especially one who is a member of an expeditionary military force.
    • 1966, João Baptista Mascarenhas de Moraes, The Brazilian Expeditionary Force by Its Commander:
      [...] turned out in its best attire to receive the Brazilian expeditionaries and the group of soldiers representing the gallant U.S. 10th Mountain Division.
    • 2013, Matt J. Rossano, Mortal Rituals: What the Story of the Andes Survivors Tells Us About Human Evolution, Columbia University Press (→ISBN), page 81:
      He who had been left for dead, rose again in three days to become the leader of the expeditionaries and, in a very real way (albeit not exclusively), [...]. Antonio “ Tintin” Vizintin was brave and strong, qualities that made him a good expeditionary.