- a reporter or commentator assigned to send news or opinions directly from battle areas.
Origin of war correspondent
An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for war correspondent
Every war-correspondent has his story of experiences in the field.Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field
Thomas W. Knox
The speaker was an American war-correspondent “doing” the battle from within the Boer lines.Aletta
Richard Dennings: A globe trotter, as a hunter, explorer, and war-correspondent.Dramatic Technique
George Pierce Baker
Presently he, clothed in the essential garments of a war-correspondent, was rowed to the sandy beach.Wounds in the rain
The captain bent down to assist the war-correspondent, who was almost buried under a pile of earth.Banzai!
Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff
- a journalist who reports on a war from the scene of action
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