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war surplus

equipment, supplies, etc., originally used by or manufactured for the armed forces, but disposed of cheaply as surplus or obsolete:
He made his fortune in war surplus.
Origin of war surplus
1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • They were American war surplus guns, stolen by the truckload after the war and sold to smugglers like Nast.

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