Definition of selective service in US English:

selective service


North American
  • Service in the armed forces under conscription.

    • ‘Defense policy now provided increased spending, larger active forces, and selective service.’
    • ‘He is asking them to register with the U.S. selective service in case the military draft ever returns.’


selective service

/səˈlɛktɪv ˈsərvəs//səˈlektiv ˈsərvəs/