Definition of selective service in English:

selective service

Line breaks: se¦lect|ive ser|vice

noun

[mass noun] North American
  • Service in the armed forces under conscription.
    More example sentences
    • He is asking them to register with the U.S. selective service in case the military draft ever returns.
    • Defense policy now provided increased spending, larger active forces, and selective service.

More definitions of selective service

Definition of selective service in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
noun
a powerful whirlpool in the sea