chairborne

[ chair-bawrn, -bohrn ]
/ ˈtʃɛərˌbɔrn, -ˌboʊrn /

adjective

(of military, especially Air Force, personnel) having a desk job rather than a field or combat assignment.

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Origin of chairborne

1940–45; blend of chair and airborne
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British Dictionary definitions for chairborne

chairborne
/ (ˈtʃɛəˌbɔːn) /

adjective

informal having an administrative or desk job rather than a more active one
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