Wehrmacht

[ vair-mahkht; German veyr-mahkht ]
/ ˈvɛərˌmɑxt; German ˈveɪrˌmɑxt /

noun

the German armed forces of the years prior to and during World War II.

Origin of Wehrmacht

< German, equivalent to Wehr defense + Macht force
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Wehrmacht
/ German (ˈveːrˌmaxt) /

noun

the armed services of the German Third Reich from 1935 to 1945

Word Origin for Wehrmacht

from Wehr defence + Macht force
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