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British Dictionary definitions for working party

working party

noun
  1. a committee established to investigate a problem, question, etc
  2. a group of soldiers or prisoners assigned to perform some manual task or duty
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Historical Examples

  • Then we bade each other farewell, and the working-party returned to the bay.

    The Cruise of the 'Alerte'

    E. F. Knight

  • Burnett answered, of course, that he had gone there to inquire if the working-party had been seen.

    The Secret Battle

    A. P. Herbert

  • Then Burnett and Harry took a working-party together to dig in the gully.

    The Secret Battle

    A. P. Herbert

  • For a long while you stalk it, ready to attack some patrol, some working-party.

    The Secret Battle

    A. P. Herbert

  • Then one day, on his way up to the line with a working-party, he nearly fainted. '

    The Secret Battle

    A. P. Herbert