Wehrmacht

noun
Wehr·macht | \ ˈverˌmä|kt , ˈveəˌm- , -mȧ| , |ḵt \
plural -s

Definition of Wehrmacht 

: the armed forces especially of Germany from 1935 to 1945

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History and Etymology for Wehrmacht

German, from wehr defense (from Old High German werī) + macht force, might, from Old High German maht

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