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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I hated the word 'peacekeeper' when I got back from Bosnia because it implied some sort of bloodless offering with no real danger.. . .
After returning from one of his forays into the countryside, he said to me, The switch between being a combat soldier and a peacekeeper is easy at this point.
HMCS Annapolis was a durable destroyer escort in the Canadian navy at a time when Canada was known as a peacekeeper.
"Personally, I never enjoyed being called a peacekeeper," he said.
A 'middle-of-the-road' 'peacekeeper' image that really is a supporter of liberal agendas pressed through a growing federal government.
Ever since, the country has been a killing field under US control with a paramilitary "peacekeeper" contingent as enforcers.
Children are always hungry, there's never enough food, often it's for one meal a day, illness and disease are common, life expectancy very low, and so-called Blue Helmet "peacekeeper" and gang violence plague communities like Port-au-Prince's Cite Soleil.
The IOC could introduce a new event: perhaps synchronized obeisance, or competitive propaganda (with Georgia and Russia facing off), or "peacekeeper" teams with points awarded for discouraging violence.
In response to Darfour and the massive refugee crisis in Sudan and Chad, the EUro "peacekeeper" nations sent 3,000 troops to Chad, but without UAV or helicopter support.
Canada sunk from "peacekeeper" to partners in illegal aggression as McQuaig explains in this section.
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