One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Denoting the type of store that specializes in military surplus equipment, or the goods sold there.
- ‘The surgeon harvests a bone-tendon-bone graft through an 8-cm incision and uses two Senn retractors for medial and lateral retraction and a single army-navy retractor for proximal and distal retraction.’
- ‘According to Sokolov, 24 different menus are available to the soldiers (to ‘combat appetite fatigue’), while only six meals are sold to the general public via army-navy stores or the Internet.’
- ‘And it wasn't just any old get-up from an army-navy store.’
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