[ meyn-fawrs, -fohrs ]

  1. pertaining to regular military units with standard uniforms and equipment.

Words Nearby main-force Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use main-force in a sentence

  • It was only by the exertion of main force that she was separated from it and carried to her own apartment.

    Ernest Linwood | Caroline Lee Hentz
  • Tad hitched his belt tighter before making any move to approach the pony, which Stallings was now holding by main force.

    The Pony Rider Boys in Texas | Frank Gee Patchin
  • Unknown to him, however, his mother—one of those dear reserves of the army—hastened up to join the main force.

    Nurse and Spy in the Union Army | S. Emma E. Edmonds