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Pershing

[pur-shing or for 2, -zhing] /ˈpɜr ʃɪŋ or for 2, -ʒɪŋ/
noun
1.
John Joseph ("Blackjack") 1860–1948, U.S. general: commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I.
2.
Military.
  1. a 46-ton (42 metric tons) U.S. heavy tank of 1944–52, with a five-man crew and a 90mm gun.
  2. a two-stage surface-to-surface ballistic missile.

Pershing II

noun
1.
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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  • At one minute to 11 Pershing appeared at the top of the stand.

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  • General Pershing was strongly opposed to the granting of an armistice.

  • Well, what in the name of General Pershing did you want to do that for?

  • Rooms had been engaged for the Pershing party at the Hotel Crillon.

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  • What proof of the nation's gratitude was given to General Pershing?

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British Dictionary definitions for Pershing

Pershing1

/ˈpɜːʃɪŋ/
noun
1.
John Joseph, nickname Black Jack. 1860–1948, US general. He was commander in chief of the American Expeditionary Force in Europe (1917–19)

Pershing2

noun
1.
a US ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear or conventional warhead
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