- (in Germany, Austria, etc.) the part of the organized military forces of a nation that has completed a certain amount of compulsory training, and whose continuous service is required only in time of war.
Origin of Landwehr
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Examples from the Web for landwehr
Frankly, some of the figures of the stout Landwehr men frighten us.
The sentry was an oldish man, of the Landwehr, and entirely unsuspicious.Two Daring Young Patriots
W. P. Shervill
But if the Landwehr is gone, there are yet remaining troops enough of the line.Saunterings
Charles Dudley Warner
The officer of the landwehr attempted to withdraw from the hand that held him.Zibeline, Complete
Phillipe de Massa
He has also written on the German Landwehr, of which he is no partisan.Tour in England, Ireland, and France, in the years 1826, 1827, 1828 and 1829.
Word Origin and History for landwehr
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