[pur-shing or for 2, -zhing]
- John JosephBlackjack, 1860–1948, U.S. general: commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I.
- a 46-ton (42 metric tons) U.S. heavy tank of 1944–52, with a five-man crew and a 90mm gun.
- a two-stage surface-to-surface ballistic missile.
- a 38-foot (12 meters) U.S. Army surface-to-surface nuclear missile with a single warhead and range of more than 1000 miles (1609 km).
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He has been in a very public battle over nutritional supplement maker Herbalife with Pershing Square's William Ackman.Carl Icahn Takes a Shine to Apple
August 13, 2013
Pershing was committed to this second decision by his prior decision to deploy the AEF as an independent corps.
We learn more about Pershing's postwar speech-making than we ever learned about his wartime war-making.
Shortly after the wedding, Pershing was promoted to brigadier-general, overstepping 835 more senior officers.
As commander of the American Expeditionary Force, Pershing made two all-important and bitterly controversial decisions.
At one minute to 11 Pershing appeared at the top of the stand.Pipefuls
General Pershing was strongly opposed to the granting of an armistice.Woodrow Wilson and the World War
Well, what in the name of General Pershing did you want to do that for?Ned, Bob and Jerry on the Firing Line
Rooms had been engaged for the Pershing party at the Hotel Crillon.Paris Vistas
Helen Davenport Gibbons
What proof of the nation's gratitude was given to General Pershing?The Silent Readers
William D. Lewis
- John Joseph, nickname Black Jack. 1860–1948, US general. He was commander in chief of the American Expeditionary Force in Europe (1917–19)
- a US ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear or conventional warhead
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