Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Military materials and equipment.Often contrasted with personnel
- ‘The goal was to have medical units deploy with their required materiel and equipment.’
- ‘It also made impossible to timely form attack forces and provide them with essential supplies and materiel.’
- ‘Further automatization of the system of command and control of troops and materiel will also produce a great impact on tactics.’
- ‘Doing so can be characterized as actions against people and materiel.’
- ‘Additional stocks of ammunition, food, medicines, and other materiel are created at strongholds.’
- ‘Limits include time, manpower, materiel, and a host of other factors.’
- ‘The combatant commander is responsible for the flow of equipment, personnel, and materiel into his theater.’
- ‘The mission is to destroy armoured and unarmored combat materiel, low and slow airborne vehicles and other targets.’
- ‘Military materiel is landed via a bow ramp and also via assault boats through the doors of the flooded well.’
- ‘A survey in one formation discovered 70 unauthorised modifications to materiel.’
- ‘There weren't enough people to handle this flow, and, in the end, we sent far more materiel to the theater than we needed.’
- ‘It was due to supply the forces with weapons, ammunition, and other materiel.’
- ‘At the end of the Battle of Verdun, the French emerged victorious, though at a huge cost in human lives and materiel.’
- ‘In each case, equipment and materiel will be pre-positioned in several places around the world.’
- ‘By 1919 their superiority in both men and materiel would be enormous, and Allied staff officers began to plan a great offensive for that year.’
- ‘Force structure, doctrine, materiel and training must all adapt to the change.’
- ‘The offensive materiel will have gone, with heavy weaponry no longer of any real practical military use now either.’
- ‘The air-drop equipment is intended to air drop paratroopers, materiel and cargo.’
- ‘This materiel enabled U.S. forces to survive during the first critical weeks of the operation.’
- ‘The rear cargo deck accommodates the transport of troops and/or materiel.’
Early 19th century: from French matériel, adjective (used as a noun).
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.