- a committee established to investigate a problem, question, etc
- a group of soldiers or prisoners assigned to perform some manual task or duty
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Related Wordscrew, 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
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.
Then Burnett and Harry took a working-party together to dig in the gully.
For a long while you stalk it, ready to attack some patrol, some working-party.
Then one day, on his way up to the line with a working-party, he nearly fainted. '