landsturm

[ German lahnt-shtoorm ]
/ German ˈlɑntˌʃtʊərm /
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noun (in certain European countries)

a general draft of people in time of war.
the force so drafted or subject to such draft, consisting of all who are capable of bearing arms and not in the army, navy, or Landwehr.

Nearby words

  1. landsteiner,
  2. landsteiner, karl,
  3. landsthing,
  4. landsting,
  5. landström's muscle,
  6. landtag,
  7. landus,
  8. landwaiter,
  9. landward,
  10. landwards

Origin of landsturm

1805–15; < German: literally, land storm

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British Dictionary definitions for landsturm

Landsturm

/ German (ˈlantʃtʊrm) /

noun (in German-speaking countries)

a reserve force; militia
a general levy in wartime

Word Origin for Landsturm

C19: literally: landstorm; originally a summons to arms by means of storm-warning bells

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