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regiment Idioms & Phrases


Marching regiment

  • . (Mil.) (a) A regiment in active service . (b) In England, a regiment liable to be ordered into other quarters, at home or abroad; a regiment of the line.
Webster 1913

Regiment of the line

  • (Mil.), a regiment organized for general service; in distinction from those (as the Life Guards) whose duties are usually special. Eng.
Webster 1913

Skeleton regiment

  • a regiment which has its complement of officers, but in which there are few enlisted men.
Webster 1913