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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Wavell, Archibald Percival. First Earl Wavell. 1883-1950. British field marshal who routed Italian forces in North Africa (1940-1941) before being defeated by the Germans. As viceroy of India (1943-1947) he sought to prepare India for independence.

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  • n. British field marshal in North Africa in World War II; he defeated the Italians before being defeated by the Germans (1883-1950)

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