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      WordClue
      acropolisthe citadel in ancient Greek towns
      adjutantan officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer
      aggressionthe act of initiating hostilities
      aidean officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer
      airforcethe airborne branch of a country's armed forces
      airheada bridgehead seized by airborne troops
      alcazarany of various Spanish fortresses or palaces built by the Moors
      ammoprojectiles to be fired from a gun
      ammunitionprojectiles to be fired from a gun
      annihilatekill in large numbers; 'the plague wiped out an entire population'
      antiaircraftartillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
      armadaa large fleet
      armamentweaponry used by military or naval force
      armingthe act of equiping with weapons in preparation for war
      armorprotective covering made of metal and used in combat
      armoredprotected by armor (used of persons or things military)
      armoryall the weapons and equipment that a country has
      armourprotective covering made of metal and used in combat
      armoura military unit consisting of armored fighting vehicles
      armouryall the weapons and equipment that a country has
      arsenalall the weapons and equipment that a country has
      artilleryan army unit that uses big guns
      artillerylarge but transportable armament
      assaultclose fighting during the culmination of a military attack
      aviationthe aggregation of a country's military aircraft
      baitattack with dogs or set dogs upon
      barracka building or group of buildings used to house military personnel
      bastionprojecting part of a rampart or other fortification
      bastiona stronghold into which people could go for shelter during a battle
      batmanan orderly assigned to serve a British military officer
      batterygroup of guns or missile launchers operated together at one place
      battleshiplarge and heavily armoured warship
      BayardFrench soldier said to be fearless and chivalrous (1473-1524)
      bayoneta knife that can be fixed to the end of a rifle and used as a weapon
      bazookaa portable rocket launcher used by infantrymen as an antitank weapon
      blanka cartridge containing an explosive charge but no bullet
      blastan explosion (as of dynamite)
      blockadea war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy
      blockbustera large bomb used to demolish extensive areas (as a city block)
      blowupa violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
      bobbyan informal term for a British policeman
      bodyguardsomeone who escorts and protects a prominent person
      bodyguarda group of men who escort and protect some important person
      bomban explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
      bombardiera noncommissioned officer in the British artillery
      bombera military aircraft that drops bombs during flight
      bombshellan explosive bomb or artillery shell
      BonaparteFrench general who became emperor of the French (1769-1821)
      boomeranga curved piece of wood; when properly thrown will return to thrower
      brainkill by smashing someone's skull
      breakfracture a bone of; 'I broke my foot while playing hockey'
      breastplatearmor plate that protects the chest; the front part of a cuirass
      brigadearmy unit smaller than a division
      brigadiera general officer ranking below a major general
      broadsideall of the armament that is fired from one side of a warship
      bulluncomplimentary terms for a policeman
      bulleta projectile that is fired from a gun
      bunkera fortification of earth; mostly or entirely below ground
      burkemurder without leaving a trace on the body
      buttera fighter who strikes the opponent with his head
      cadrea nucleus of military personnel capable of expansion
      Caesarconqueror of Gaul and master of Italy (100-44 BC)
      cannona large artillery gun that is usually on wheels
      cannonheavy gun fired from a tank
      cannonheavy automatic gun fired from an airplane
      cannon(Middle Ages) a cylindrical piece of armor plate to protect the arm
      cannonballa solid projectile that in former times was fired from a cannon
      captainthe naval officer in command of a military ship
      captaina policeman in charge of a precinct
      captainan officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant
      carbinelight automatic rifle
      cartouchea cartridge (usually with paper casing)
      cashierdischarge with dishonor, as in the army
      casualtya decrease of military personnel or equipment
      catapulta device that launches aircraft from a warship
      cavalrya highly mobile army unit
      cavalrytroops trained to fight on horseback; '500 horse led the attack'
      citadela stronghold into which people could go for shelter during a battle
      civiliana nonmilitary citizen
      Colta kind of revolver
      columna line of units following one after another
      combatan engagement fought between two military forces
      combatantsomeone who fights (or is fighting)
      commanda military unit or region under the control of a single officer
      commandoan amphibious military unit trained for raids into enemy territory
      companysmall military unit; usually two or three platoons
      concentrationbringing together military forces
      Concordthe first battle of the American Revolution (April 19, 1775)
      conscriptioncompulsory military service
      constablea police officer of the lowest rank
      contesta struggle between rivals
      convoya collection of merchant ships with an escort of warships
      copperuncomplimentary terms for a policeman
      corporala noncommissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marines
      corvettea highly maneuverable escort warship; smaller than a destroyer
      coverhold within range of an aimed firearm
      crucifykill by nailing onto a cross; 'Jesus Christ was crucified'
      daggera short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or stabbing
      damageloss of military equipment
      darta small narrow pointed missile that is thrown or shot
      decapitatecut the head of; 'the French King was beheaded during the Revolution'
      decimatekill in large numbers; 'the plague wiped out an entire population'
      decimatekill one in every ten, as of mutineers in Roman armies
      decorationan award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
      deployplace troops or weapons in battle formation
      derringera pocket pistol of large caliber with a short barrel
      destroyera small fast lightly armored but heavily armed warship
      detachmenta small unit of troops of special composition
      detectivea police officer who investigates crimes
      detonationa violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
      dicksomeone who is a detective
      dirka relatively long dagger with a straight blade
      disarmremove offensive capability from
      disarmtake away the weapons from; render harmless
      dischargecause to go off; 'fire a gun'; 'fire a bullet'
      dischargerelease from military service
      divisiona group of ships of similar type
      dogfightan aerial engagement between fighter planes
      doughboyan American infantryman in World War I
      draftengage somebody to enter the army
      dreadnoughtbattleship that has big guns all of the same caliber
      drillundergo military training or do military exercises
      drilltrain in the military, e.g., in the use of weapons
      dugouta fortification of earth; mostly or entirely below ground
      dummya cartridge containing an explosive charge but no bullet
      dungeonthe main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
      echelona body of troops arranged in a line
      eliminatekill in large numbers; 'the plague wiped out an entire population'
      enlistengage somebody to enter the army
      enlistjoin the military
      enlistmenta period of time spent in military service
      eradicatekill in large numbers; 'the plague wiped out an entire population'
      escarpmenta steep artificial slope in front of a fortification
      Excaliburthe legendary sword of King Arthur
      explosiona violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
      extinguishkill in large numbers; 'the plague wiped out an entire population'
      fallbackto break off a military action with an enemy
      fieldworka temporary fortification built by troops in the field
      fireballthe luminous center of a nuclear explosion
      firepower(military) the relative capacity for delivering fire on a target
      flamethrowera weapon that squirts ignited fuel for several yards
      fleeta group of warships organized as a tactical unit
      fleetgroup of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership
      flightan air force unit smaller than a squadron
      flightan air force unit smaller than a squadron
      flotillaa fleet of small craft
      foila light slender flexible sword tipped by a button
      foraybriefly enter enemy territory
      forearmarm in advance of a confrontation
      forkplace under attack with one's own pieces, of two enemy pieces
      fortressa fortified defensive structure
      foxholea small dugout with a pit for individual shelter against enemy fire
      fragmentationthe scattering of bomb fragments after the bomb explodes
      frigatea medium size square-rigged warship of the 18th and 19th centuries
      furlougha temporary leave of absence from military duty
      fuzzuncomplimentary terms for a policeman
      garrisonthe troops who maintain and guard a fortified place
      garrisona fortified military post where troops are stationed
      gauntleta glove of armored leather; protects the hand
      gendarmea French policeman
      gendarmerieFrench police force; a group of gendarmes or gendarmes collectively
      gilliea young male attendant on a Scottish Highlander chief
      grassshoot down, of birds
      grenadea small explosive bomb thrown by hand or fired from a missile
      guardsmana soldier who is a member of a unit called `the guard' or `guards'
      gumshoesomeone who is a detective
      gunmana person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability)
      gunneryguns collectively
      gunpointthe gun muzzle's direction; 'he held me up at the point of a gun'
      gunsmithsomeone who makes or repairs guns
      handicapinjure permanently; 'He was disabled in a car accident'
      hardwaremajor items of military weaponry (as tanks or missile)
      harrymake a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes
      hawkan advocate of an aggressive policy on foreign relations
      helmetarmor plate that protects the head
      Highlandera soldier in a Scottish regiment from the Highlands
      hitcha period of time spent in military service
      holstera sheath (usually leather) for carrying a handgun
      horseshoeU-shaped plate nailed to underside of horse's hoof
      hostarchaic terms for army
      hussara member of a European light cavalry unit; renowned for elegant dress
      incapacitateinjure permanently; 'He was disabled in a car accident'
      infiltratepass through an enemy line; in a military conflict
      injurecause injuries or bodily harm to
      injurya casualty to military personnel resulting from combat
      inspectora high ranking police officer
      invalidinjure permanently; 'He was disabled in a car accident'
      investigatora police officer who investigates crimes
      javelina spear thrown as a weapon or in competitive field events
      jihada holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
      JonesAmerican naval commander in the American Revolution (1747-1792)
      Kalashnikova type of submachine gun made in Russia
      keepthe main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
      KitchenerBritish field marshal (1850-1916)
      knifea weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point
      kremlincitadel of a Russian town
      Kremlincitadel of Moscow, housing the offices of the Russian government
      krisa Malayan dagger with a wavy blade
      kyliean Australian boomerang; one side flat and the other convex
      lancea long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
      lancer(formerly) a cavalryman armed with a lance
      launcherarmament in the form of a device capable of launching a rocket
      launchera device that launches aircraft from a warship
      legionarchaic terms for army
      Legionnairea member of the American Legion
      levythe act of drafting into military service
      Lexingtonthe first battle of the American Revolution (April 19, 1775)
      lieutenanta commissioned military officer
      Luftwaffethe German airforce
      Lugera German semiautomatic pistol
      maneuvera military training exercise
      manoeuvrea military training exercise
      marksmansomeone skilled in shooting
      marshal(in some countries) a military officer of highest rank
      marshall(in some countries) a military officer of highest rank
      Mausertrademark for a repeating rifle or pistol
      medalan award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
      medalistsomeone who has won a medal
      medallionan award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
      mercenarya person hired to fight for another country than their own
      militiacivilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular army
      minicaba minicar used as a taxicab
      mobiliseget ready for war
      mobilisecall to arms; of military personnel
      mobilizecall to arms; of military personnel
      mobilizeget ready for war
      Mountiecolloquial term for a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
      musketeera foot soldier armed with a musket
      NapoleonFrench general who became emperor of the French (1769-1821)
      nautilusa submarine that is propelled by nuclear power
      neutralisemake incapable of military action
      neutralizemake incapable of military action
      occupationthe control of a country by military forces of a foreign power
      operational(military) of or intended for or involved in military operations
      ordnancelarge but transportable armament
      outfitany cohesive unit such as a military company
      outposta military post stationed at a distance from the main body of troops
      pacifistsomeone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
      palman award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
      panzeran armored vehicle or tank
      parapetfortification consisting of a low wall
      paratroopera soldier in the paratroops
      patrola detachment used for security or reconnaissance
      peacekeeperthe pistol of a law officer in the old West
      PercyEnglish soldier killed in a rebellion against Henry IV (1364-1403)
      PeronArgentine soldier who became president of Argentina (1895-1974)
      phalanxa body of troops in close array
      picketa vehicle performing sentinel duty
      picketa detachment of troops guarding an army from surprise attack
      pistola firearm that is held and fired with one hand
      platformany military structure or vehicle bearing weapons
      policemana member of a police force; 'it was an accident, officer'
      possea temporary police force
      providemount or put up; 'put up a good fight'; 'offer resistance'
      quarrelan arrow that is shot from a crossbow; has a head with four edges
      quartermasteran army officer who provides clothing and subsistence for troops
      rallycall to arms; of military personnel
      rapiera straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges
      ravagemake a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes
      recalla bugle call that signals troops to return
      rechargeload anew; 'She reloaded the gun carefully'
      recruita recently enlisted soldier
      regimentarmy unit smaller than a division
      reprisala retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime
      reservescivilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular army
      retreat(military) a bugle call signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset
      retreat(military) a signal to begin a withdrawal from a dangerous position
      reveille(military) signal to wake up
      ribbonan award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
      riflemana soldier whose weapon is a rifle
      riflemansomeone skilled in the use of a rifle
      rounda charge of ammunition for a single shot
      sabera fencing sword with a v-shaped blade and a slightly curved handle
      sabrekill with a saber
      sabrea fencing sword with a v-shaped blade and a slightly curved handle
      scimitara curved oriental saber; the edge is on the convex side of the blade
      sectiona small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon
      sectiona small army unit usually having a special function
      sectora portion of a military position
      servicea force that is a branch of the armed forces
      shafta long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
      shieldarmor carried on the arm to intercept blows
      shielda protective covering or structure
      shiva knife used as a weapon
      shoeU-shaped plate nailed to underside of horse's hoof
      shootfire a shot; 'the gunman blasted away'
      shootkill by firing a missile
      shoothit with a missile from a weapon
      shrapnelshell containing lead pellets that explodes in flight
      skipperthe naval officer in command of a military ship
      slashera weapon (a sword or dagger) used for slashing
      sluga projectile that is fired from a gun
      snipera marksman who shoots at people from a concealed place
      soldieringskills that are required for the life of soldier
      Sommebattle in World War I (1916)
      Sommebattle of World War II (1944)
      speara long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
      spearheadthe leading military unit in an attack
      squada smallest army unit
      squadronan air force unit larger than a flight and smaller than a group
      squadrona naval unit that is detached from the fleet for a particular task
      squireyoung nobleman attendant on a knight
      stickera short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or stabbing
      stilettoa small dagger with a tapered blade
      storma direct and violent assault on a stronghold
      strikersomeone receiving intensive training for a naval technical rating
      strongholda strongly fortified defensive structure
      submarinea submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes
      submersiblea warship designed to operate under water
      SullaRoman general and dictator (138-78 BC)
      tackleseize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball
      tankera soldier who drives a tank
      taps(military) signal to turn the lights out
      technicala pickup truck with a gun mounted on it
      terrestrialoperating or living or growing on land
      tomahawkweapon consisting of a fighting ax; used by North American Indians
      toura period of time spent in military service
      tracerammunition whose flight can be observed by a trail of smoke
      traumatizeinflict a trauma upon
      tridenta spear with three prongs
      troopa group of soldiers
      troopa cavalry unit corresponding to an infantry company
      troopera mounted policeman
      troopera state police officer
      troopera soldier in a motorized army unit
      troopssoldiers collectively
      turreta small tower extending above a building
      vanguardthe leading units moving at the head of an army
      vestclothe formally; especially in ecclesiastical robes
      veterana person who has served in the armed forces
      voluntary(military) a person who freely enlists for service
      volunteer(military) a person who freely enlists for service
      warpatha course leading to warfare or battle
      warriorsomeone engaged in or experienced in warfare
      warshipa government ship that is available for waging war
      WayneAmerican general during the American Revolution (1745-1796)
      weaponryweapons considered collectively
      Winchestera shoulder rifle
      winga unit of military aircraft
      wounda casualty to military personnel resulting from combat
      woundcause injuries or bodily harm to
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