Definition of Anschluss in English:

Anschluss

proper noun

  • The annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938. Hitler had forced the resignation of the Austrian chancellor by demanding that he admit Nazis into his Cabinet. The new chancellor, a pro-Nazi, invited German troops to enter the country on the pretext of restoring law and order.

Origin

German, from anschliessen to join.

Pronunciation:

Anschluss

/ˈänˌSHlo͞os/