from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That part of the army, in Germany and Austria, which has completed the usual military service and is exempt from duty in time of peace, except that it is called out occasionally for drill.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Germany, Austria, Switzerland, etc., that part of the organized national forces of which continuous service is not required except in time of war.
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