Definition of peshmerga in English:
noun (plural same or peshmergas)
A member of a Kurdish nationalist guerrilla organization.
- Local security forces, manned mostly by former members of the Kurdish militia, the peshmerga, are also more capable than those in other parts of Iraq.
- Thus, in Iraqi Freedom, the point of the northern spear was the 173rd Airborne, a coalition of special operation forces, and the Kurdish peshmerga guerrilla fighters.
- The Kurdish militiamen or peshmerga have been the only forces who will fight alongside the occupation troops in the Mosul area.
from Kurdish pêshmerge, from pêsh 'before' + merg 'death'.
Definition of peshmerga in:
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