from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In the Turkish army, the second line, corresponding to the German Landwehr. The soldier remains in it for nine years. It follows the first line, or active army (the nizaw), service in which is for nine years, and is followed by the mustafiz, service in which is for two years.

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

  • noun A reserve force in the Turkish army, or a soldier of the reserve. See army organization, above.


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