- A member of the armed forces who deserts: deserters from the armyMás ejemplos en oraciones
- In the American and British armies deserters were almost always infantrymen.
- Soldiers are considered deserters when they remain AWOL for more than 30 days.
- Considered a deserter by the Red Army, he was convicted of treason.
mid 17th century: from desert1, on the pattern of French déserteur.