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Line breaks: re¦serv|ist
Pronunciation: /rɪˈzəːvɪst

Definition of reservist in English:


A member of the military reserve forces.
Example sentences
  • Military reservists and guardsmen found themselves out of their depth.
  • She has spent 17 of her 26 years in the military, as a reservist with the 91st Division.
  • Many are coping without key employees, as military reservists are called to active duty.

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