Definition of deserter in English:

deserter

noun

  • A member of the armed forces who deserts:

    ‘deserters from the army’
    • ‘The marshland areas were areas that dissidents could go and hide in, deserters from the army could go and hide in.’
    • ‘He had become a deserter from the U.S. military - a crime punishable by prison, or even death.’
    • ‘After 30 days of being AWOL a serviceman is considered a deserter, and a warrant is issued for his arrest.’
    • ‘Jean may be an army deserter, but he still maintains an air of heroism.’
    • ‘This structure should also have responsibility to search for deserters.’
    • ‘There may be thousands of potential deserters fleeing the Army, and they're trying to hide the scandal.’
    • ‘We cannot deny the fact that many military deserters are known to be potential terrorists and criminals.’
    • ‘In addition, about half a million Italian deserters had melted into the landscape.’
    • ‘The Indian Army declared him a deserter when he did not return.’
    • ‘Considered a deserter by the Red Army, he was convicted of treason.’
    • ‘What will today's conscientious objectors and military deserters look like?’
    • ‘The thousands of draft-dodgers and deserters who evaded each call-up showed clearly enough that the army's appeal was far from universal.’
    • ‘‘We have arrested the culprits who include a deserter from the Army,’ says a forest official.’
    • ‘Rather than finding the deserters, the army tends simply to write off the missing soldiers and dismiss them in their absence.’
    • ‘In the American and British armies deserters were almost always infantrymen.’
    • ‘Or they were acting on their own authority, in which case they are the equivalent of mutineers, deserters, or traitors in the field.’
    • ‘With the help of military deserters, they stormed the prison and forced its surrender, massacring the commander who had fired on them early in the attack.’
    • ‘Peter, at first so quiet and unassuming, turns out to be an Army deserter.’
    • ‘Soldiers are considered deserters when they remain AWOL for more than 30 days.’
    • ‘U.S. military records list him as an Army deserter.’
    absconder, runaway, renegade, fugitive, truant, escapee
    defector, turncoat, traitor, betrayer, apostate
    rat
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Pronunciation:

deserter

/dɪˈzəːtə/