[rahyks-vair; German rahykhs-veyr]
- 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
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