Dictionary of Military Terms: Over 6,000 Words Clearly by Richard Bowyer

By Richard Bowyer

English is the language most often utilized in overseas army and peacekeeping operations. This dictionary includes over 6,000 entries delivering up to date assurance of British, American and overseas army vocabulary, together with education, body of workers, logistics, manoeuvres, automobiles, strategies, instructions, guns and equipment.Supplements comprise the phonetic alphabet, ranks, formal orders and armed forces grouping symbols. 

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2. moving by the force of gravity ballistic bomb /bə lstk bɒm/ noun a bomb which is simply dropped onto a target by an aircraft. ı general purpose ballistic | ballistic bomb | bomb, iron bomb ballistic missile /bə lstk msal/ noun a guided missile which ends its flight in a ballistic descent. ı interconballistic missile | tinental ballistic missile ballistics /bə lstks/ noun the science of projectiles and firearms (NOTE: takes a singular verb) balloon / bə lu n/ noun a large bag ballistics | balloon | filled with gas to make it rise in the air.

A campsite of improvised shelters í verb to sleep outside without proper tents ć They bivouacked in the corner of a field. (NOTE: bivoubivouac acking – bivouacked) bivvy / bvi/ noun a bivouac (informal ) bivvy bag / bvi b / noun a waterproof sleeping-bag cover. ı kitbag, bivvy bivvy bag sleeping-bag BK / bi ke/ noun a second in command of a battery ć The BK has been killed. Full form battery kapitan BL-755 / bi el sev(ə)n fav fav/ noun a British-designed cluster bomb black /bl k/ ˽ go black US to exhaust your ammunition ć our recon platoon has gone black Blackbird / bl kb d/ noun ‘ SR-71 Blackhawk / bl khɔ k/ noun an American-designed UH-60 utility/transport helicopter Blackjack / bl kd k/ noun a NATO name for the Soviet-designed TU-160 strategic bomber aircraft black market / bl k mɑ kt/ noun an illicit trade in articles which are illegal, rationed or difficult to obtain, usually at a considerable profit ć Respirators and NBC suits are fetching very high prices on the black market.

Verb 1. to cause damage to something ć He broke the window. ć He broke his leg. 2. to stop being in a close group ć The enemy has broken. 3. to stop an activity (usually for a short period) ć They broke for lunch. 4. ˽ to break contact to stop fighting with the enemy and withdraw. ı disengage ˽ to break cover to come out into the open breakage / brekd / noun a damaged object ć Soldiers have to pay for their breakages. break down / brek daυn/ verb 1. to suffer from a physical and mental collapse as a result of stress (used of people) ć He has broken down completely.

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