Definitions

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

  • n. A major political party of the United Kingdom, characterized by moderate progressivism.

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Examples

  • Jones writes of visiting training fields near Kabul, where Illinois National Guardsmen -- "big, strong, camouflaged, combat-booted, supersized American men" -- put Afghan trainees through the paces.

    Robert Koehler: Mission of Ignorance

  • They were also big, strong, camouflaged, combat-booted, supersized American men, their bodies swollen by flack jackets and lashed with knives, handguns, and god only knows what else.

    Ann Jones: Meet the Afghan Army: Is It a Figment of Washington's Imagination?

  • When I was a young, combat-booted, black hair-dyed little pup, there was Cafe Express on Dempster.

    2004 September - Danya Ruttenberg

  • A fifth Soviet soldier, Rourke's left leg snapped up and out, the toe of his combat-booted foot catching the man in the groin as the soldier tried to bring his rifle to bear.

    The End Is Coming

  • The Ford was ahead, slowly moving, rocking and bouncing, Rourke balanced out the machine, slowing his speed, his combat-booted feet dragging both sides as he took the grade.

    The End Is Coming

  • The musette bag on his right side whacked out and back against his body as he took long strides, even strides in his combat-booted feet.

    The End Is Coming

  • Rourke thumbed up the safety on the pistol in his right hand and jabbed it into his belt, shifted the gun in his left hand to his right, thumbed up the safety and held the gun limp at his side against his thigh, walking forward, slowly, then stopping and rolling over the Russian's body with his combat-booted foot, his right thumb poised over the safety of his pistol.

    The Quest

  • That makes Jobbik - which is linked to combat-booted paramilitaries that staged an anti-Gypsy march in this village three years ago - the third strongest party in parliament.

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • Can you think of a current incarnation of our combat-booted heroine, PopWatchers?

    EW.com: Today's Latest Headlines

  • They were also big, strong, camouflaged, combat-booted, supersized American men, their bodies swollen by flak jackets and lashed with knives, handguns and God only knows what else.

    Salon

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