Anschluss

[ ahn-shloo s ]
/ ˈɑn ʃlʊs /

noun

union, especially the political union of Austria with Germany in 1938.

Origin of Anschluss

1920–25; < German: consolidation, joining together, equivalent to an- on, to + Schluss a closing
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Anschluss
/ (ˈænʃlʊs) /

noun

a political or economic union, esp the annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany (1938)

Word Origin for Anschluss

German: from anschliessen to join
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