the maintenance of international peace and security by the deployment of military forces in a particular area: the United Nations' efforts toward peacekeeping.
an instance of this.
for or pertaining to peacekeeping: peacekeeping forces.
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How to use peacekeeping in a sentence
Italy currently provides peace-keeping troops in 26 UN-led missions in 21 countries.
The blast had brought the headquarters of a peace-keeping force of 1,600 U.S. Marines to the ground.Beirut: Echoes Of 1983 Marine Barracks Bombing In Hassan Attack | Mike Giglio | October 23, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
A fiercely quarrelsome folk, a peace-keeping, gentle folk will sound their note very soon.1492 | Mary Johnston
"Let's get it plumb straight, Dave," he pleaded, in the quiet tone of one who will leave no peace-keeping stone unturned.The Real Man | Francis Lynde
In 1961 the peace-keeping strength of the United Nations was reinforced.
No nation with such a load on its shoulders could meet the competition of its peace keeping rivals for the world's trade.Behind the Mirrors | Clinton W. Gilbert
British Dictionary definitions for peacekeeping
the maintenance of peace, esp the prevention of further fighting between hostile forces in an area
(as modifier): a UN peacekeeping force
- peacekeeper, noun
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