- a committee established to investigate a problem, question, etc
- a group of soldiers or prisoners assigned to perform some manual task or duty
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Examples from the Web for working party
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.
Then Burnett and Harry took a working-party together to dig in the gully.
For a long while you stalk it, ready to attack some patrol, some working-party.
Then one day, on his way up to the line with a working-party, he nearly fainted. '