Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A general levy in time of war.
  • n. The forces called out on such levy, composed of all men liable to service who are not in the army, navy, or Landwehr; the last line of defense, supposed to be called out only in case of invasion or other grave emergency. See army organization, above.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Germany, Switzerland, etc., a general levy in time of war.
  • n. The force so called out, or subject to call.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • General ahead in a motor car, leaving behind only a Colonel with soldiers to protect railroad, (landsturm battalion "neuss.")

    New York Times Current History: The European War from the Beginning to March 1915, Vol 1, No. 2 Who Began the War, and Why?

  • It was then, or perhaps at a somewhat later period, divided into three sections, the regular army, [141] the militia, and the landsturm, the last-named being without pay and only called out in times of great danger, and it consisted mainly of the servants and slaves of the boyards.

    Roumania Past and Present

  • At Linz, the landsturm were mustered to fire a volley, as the victory of

    A tour through some parts of France, Switzerland, Savoy, Germany and Belgium

  • I think there must have been a period quite recently when the German Government tried to imbue the people with a greater degree of frightfulness, because all of us in visiting camps, etc. observed that the landsturm men or older soldiers were much more merciful than the younger ones.

    My Four Years in Germany

  • German Government tried to imbue the people with a greater degree of frightfulness, because all of us in visiting camps, etc. observed that the _landsturm_ men or older soldiers were much more merciful than the younger ones.

    My Four Years in Germany

  • "Are you officers, eh?" the head-watchman, a stocky corporal of the landsturm, with grey on his temples, growled and blustered good - naturedly.

    Menschen im Krieg. English

  • She had seen the landsturm officer brought to the hospital strapped fast to the stretcher, because his sobbing wrenched and tore his body so that the bearers could not control him otherwise.

    Menschen im Krieg. English

  • He was casting about for an evasive reply when an unintelligible wheezing exclamation drew all eyes to the corner in which the landsturm officer and his wife were sitting.

    Menschen im Krieg. English

  • The old landsturm corporal was standing beside the physician with four sentries ready to intervene at a moment's notice.

    Menschen im Krieg. English

  • In the war he was a lieutenant of the landsturm, in civil life a well-known composer.

    Menschen im Krieg. English

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