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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment. A member of a small unofficial military group that fights in small groups.

Usage examples (37)
  • Adjective : guerrilla strongholds; guerrilla tactics
  • The term guerilla warfare didn't come about until later -- early 19th century.
  • Boykoff and Sand apply the term guerilla poetry to poetry in public space to see what happens when poetry reaches an audience that will be less predictable in its response.
  • In which country was the FLN engaged in guerilla war with French forces from 1954 to 1962? for more
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  • A "guerrilla" (a person who engages in irregular warfare) fighter might be afraid of a "gorilla" (the most powerful of the apes).
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