Definition of chairborne in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈCHerbôrn/

Entry from US English dictionary


military slang
Assigned to a desk job rather than field duty.
Example sentences
  • But I will not listen to the chairborne commandos who tell me that our military cannot defeat the regime.
  • In this we hear the eternal conflict of chairborne and airborne, the gulf forever fixed between those who go and those who stay at home.
  • Oh, and I am a chairborne ranger, and as my husband likes to say ‘secretary’.

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Syllabification: chair·borne

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