Definitions

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  • adj. Lacking sufficient equipment

Etymologies

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under- +‎ equipped

Examples

  • We can imagine Harald, then 51, towering over the battlefield, fighting the English to the last, outnumbered and underequipped, his giant battleaxe glinting with the spilled blood of his enemies.

    The Last Viking Warrior | Heretical Ideas Magazine

  • His strength of will and sheer presence helped keep an underequipped and undermanned army in the field for year after shoeless year.

    Ron Chernow's "Washington," reviewed by T.J. Stiles

  • What showed up in Iraq a couple of weeks later were untrained, underequipped Nepalese villagers.

    David Isenberg: Sergio Leone on PMC

  • A chronically harassed, understaffed, underequipped system reaches reflexively for routine diagnoses, prescriptions.

    Drug Price Discrimination?, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • There is no after care and the under trained and underequipped Haitian doctors are at a loss about what to do next.

    Haiti Reconstruction: Mercenaries vs. Visionaries

  • Far from constituting an overwhelming force, they're underequipped, chronically exhausted, dangerously isolated and haunted by their losses.

    Not the Day for 'Knight'

  • But by provoking top German commanders into taking them much more seriously than they deserved, the ragged, underequipped maquis had the same effect as divisions of Allied troops.

    Shadow Knights

  • The boatmen were often armed and willing to shoot it out with the understaffed and underequipped Detroit branch of the U.S. Customs Service, which for a time had responsibility for patrolling a hundred miles of waterway, from Lake Erie to Lake Huron, with just three boats and twenty men.

    LAST CALL

  • At Khalkin Gol, where he had defeated the Imperial Japanese Army on August 15, 1939, he had enjoyed the luxury of fighting a grossly underequipped and technologically deficient enemy that was, to make their situation worse, also vastly outnumbered.

    Deathride

  • Taken all together, these divisions were substantial, particularly when compared to the Soviet divisions, which, as we have seen, were already drastically understrength and underequipped.

    Deathride

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