adjective

British
  • 1rare British. Designating a society (the Army and Navy Co-operative Society) and any of the stores operated by it, established for the purpose of providing a wide range of household goods at the lowest possible rates. Now rare.

  • 2US
    US. Designating a store which specializes in surplus military equipment, or the goods sold there; = Army-Navy.

noun

British
  • British. A branch of the Army and Navy stores, especially the principal one in Victoria, London.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From army + and + navy.

Pronunciation

Army and Navy

/ˌɑːmi (ə)n(d) ˈneɪvi/