from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Out of action; disabled.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. out of action; disabled; no longer able to fight
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Out of the combat; disabled from fighting; out of action.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Out of the fight; disabled; unable to take further part in the struggle.
French : hors, out + de, of + combat, combat.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French. (Wiktionary)