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working party

noun
  1. a committee established to investigate a problem, question, etc
  2. a group of soldiers or prisoners assigned to perform some manual task or duty
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Related Words

crew, corps, crowd, company, band, squad, troop, team, gang, set, cluster, troupe, bunch, horde, retinue, posse, swarm, lot, party, bevy

Examples from the Web for working party

Historical Examples

  • Then we bade each other farewell, and the working-party returned to the bay.

    The Cruise of the 'Alerte'

    E. F. Knight

  • Burnett answered, of course, that he had gone there to inquire if the working-party had been seen.

    The Secret Battle

    A. P. Herbert

  • Then Burnett and Harry took a working-party together to dig in the gully.

    The Secret Battle

    A. P. Herbert

  • For a long while you stalk it, ready to attack some patrol, some working-party.

    The Secret Battle

    A. P. Herbert

  • Then one day, on his way up to the line with a working-party, he nearly fainted. '

    The Secret Battle

    A. P. Herbert