from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy, as by surprise raids.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A non-official war carried out by small independent groups; a guerrilla war.
- n. A soldier in a small independent group, fighting against the government or regular forces by surprise raids.
- adj. Relating to, using, or typical of guerrilla warfare, or its principles of small independent or non-official perpetrators.
- adj. Relating to, using, or typical of guerrilla marketing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An irregular mode of carrying on war, by the constant attacks of independent bands, adopted in the north of Spain during the Peninsular war.
- n. One who carries on, or assists in carrying on, irregular warfare; especially, a member of an independent band engaged in predatory excursions in war time.
- adj. Pertaining to, or engaged in, warfare carried on irregularly and by independent bands
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. War carried on by the repeated attacks of independent bands; a system of irregular warfare by means of raids and surprises.
- n. Properly, a band of independent and generally predatory fighters in a war; now, more commonly, an individual member of such a band.
- Of or pertaining to guerrillas: as, a guerrilla attack; a guerrilla band.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
But the head of the College Republicans says he had to use what he calls guerrilla tactics.
Updates, 11 / 1: "In his oral histories, which he called guerrilla journalism, Mr Terkel relied on his enthusiastic but gentle interviewing style to elicit, in rich detail, the experiences and thoughts of his fellow citizens," writes
There were 12 of us with M-1s strapped to our backs, not one of us trained in guerrilla warfare.
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Now, if a law were passed requiring all guns to be safety orange, then you may have a problem, as it would limit the ability of a militia to engage in guerrilla warfare.
And now they want to offer their growing expertise in guerrilla production to other bands.
The Chindits, 10,000 strong, were Burmese air-dropped behind the lines to engage in guerrilla warfare.
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