from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who has physically removed him- or herself from the control or direction of a military or naval unit with the intention of permanently leaving
- n. Under the United States Code of Military Justice, a person who has been placed on AWOL status for more than 30 days
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who forsakes a duty, a cause or a party, a friend, or any one to whom he owes service; especially, a soldier or a seaman who abandons the service without leave; one guilty of desertion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person who forsakes his cause, his duty, his party, or his friends; particularly, a soldier or seaman who absents himself from his position without leave, and without the intention of returning.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
- n. a person who abandons their duty (as on a military post)
And she remembered during the Civil War her father weren't in the war, but he would search for what they call a deserter, hunt deserters.
War her father weren't in the war, but he would search for what they call a deserter, hunt deserters.
Some bands, in strong positions, fought gallantly, but in the end every deserter from the militia met death.
The man we know as Don Draper is a deserter from the U.S.
I think he must have been a deserter from a group of dancers, for he was evidently feeling the heat more than his neighbours and had made an improvised parasol out of two sticks of sugar cane and a banana leaf.
It traces the journey of Inman, a wounded deserter from the Confederate army - the story is based in part on Frazier's great-great-uncle, W.P. Inman.
War II, they managed to turn him into two people; so he was bashing away at infantry training at a camp in Northern Ireland when two sea-sick military policemen showed up and arrested him for being a deserter from a different camp in the south of England, where his other self was supposed to be bashing away.
Being able to say that you were "not technically a deserter" is not exactly a badge of honor.
Their leader said that I was, no doubt, a deserter from the Turkish army, and therefore their lawful prize.
Toward dawn, Count Orlov-Denisov, who had dozed off, was awakened by a deserter from the French army being brought to him.