American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Unintended damage, injuries, or deaths caused by an action, especially unintended civilian casualties caused by a military operation.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Mil.) damage caused by a military operation, such as a bombing, to objects or persons not themselves the intended target of the attack.
- n. (euphemism) inadvertent casualties and destruction inflicted on civilians in the course of military operations
“Even Gail Damerow, the guru of DIY poultry, is pretty cavalier about the collateral damage associated with caponizing.”
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