[ rahyks-vair; German rahykhs-veyr ]
/ ˈraɪks vɛər; German ˈraɪxsˌveɪr /


the 100,000-man army Germany was permitted to maintain under the Versailles Treaty after World War I: the limit was secretly exceeded.

Origin of Reichswehr

< German, equivalent to Reich realm, empire (see Reich) + -s genitive ending + Wehr defense, weapon Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019