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

  • n. One that preserves or promotes peace: the peacekeeper in the family.
  • n. A member of a military force engaging in peacekeeping activities, often under international sanction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. someone who preserves the peace
  • n. a member of a military force charged with peacekeeping duties in a troublespot
  • n. a police officer in a Canadian aboriginal community

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a member of a military force that is assigned (often with international sanction) to preserve peace in a trouble area.
  • n. someone who keeps peace.
  • n. the pistol of a law officer in the old West.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who keeps peace
  • n. a member of a military force that is assigned (often with international sanction) to preserve peace in a trouble area
  • n. the pistol of a law officer in the old West

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