Definitions

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

  • noun One that preserves or promotes peace.
  • noun A member of a usually armed force engaging in peacekeeping activities, often under international sanction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun someone who preserves the peace
  • noun a member of a military force charged with peacekeeping duties in a troublespot
  • noun Canada, law enforcement a police officer in a Canadian aboriginal community

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

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

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Examples

  • I hated the word 'peacekeeper' when I got back from Bosnia because it implied some sort of bloodless offering with no real danger.. . .

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  • 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.

    Peace is Hell

  • 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.

    Peace is Hell

  • HMCS Annapolis was a durable destroyer escort in the Canadian navy at a time when Canada was known as a peacekeeper.

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  • "Personally, I never enjoyed being called a peacekeeper," he said.

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  • "Personally, I never enjoyed being called a peacekeeper," he said.

    To the sound of the guns

  • A 'middle-of-the-road' 'peacekeeper' image that really is a supporter of liberal agendas pressed through a growing federal government.

    Watch out Tea Party, 'Coffee Party' gaining steam

  • 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.

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  • Ever since, the country has been a killing field under US control with a paramilitary "peacekeeper" contingent as enforcers.

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  • 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.

    Hunger Plagues Haiti and the World

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