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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of the armed services who is reported killed during a combat mission.

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  • noun military a person who is killed in action.
  • adjective military killed in action.

Etymologies

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

[k(illed) i(n) a(ction).]

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