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backdoor draft

backdoor draft n. extension of military enlistments through stop-loss orders, which force personnel to involuntarily extend their tours of duty. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)


terp  n.— «One of the most pleasant and rewarding contacts we (husband and I) had with deaf signers was at a lunchj where one of the other hearing people who signed, (actually a terp, but off duty) was willing to both sign and voice...

boot drop

boot drop  n.— «In Marine parlance, Nice was a “boot drop”—someone who had just joined the unit from basic training.» —“Death, duty in forgotten corner of war” by Doug Struck in Qaim...

ghost soldier

ghost soldier n. a soldier who is enlisted or placed on active duty but does not serve; a fake name listed as an active-duty soldier. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)