Definition of Guerilla force
1. Noun. An irregular armed force that fights by sabotage and harassment; often rural and organized in large groups.
Specialized synonyms: Contras, Pesh Merga
Generic synonyms: Force, Personnel
Member holonyms: Guerilla, Guerrilla, Insurgent, Irregular
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Literary usage of Guerilla force
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Works of Xenophon by Xenophon, Henry Graham Dakyns (1897)
"6, 7, his best chance, to divide his force into a corps of observation to act on the defensive, and a guerilla force for offensive purposes. ..."
2. The American Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events (1863)
"At the same time Henderson, a town on the Ohio river, two hundred miles below Louisville, was occupied by a guerilla force. A portion of the same crossed ..."
3. A Narrative of the Peninsular War by Andrew Leith Hay (1850)
"The foundation of the Spanish guerilla force is to be ascribed to the nearly universal spirit of hostility to the French aggression. ..."
4. Charles O'Malley: The Irish Dragoon by Charles James Lever, Hablot Knight Browne (1893)
"... meditated to turn our flank : the space between the village and the hill of Naval d'Aver became now the central position ; and here the guerilla force, ..."