base exchange


: a post exchange at a naval or air force base

Examples of base exchange in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After driving on base at 7:16 a.m., the 36-year-old intruder took an unknown route to the base exchange, where he was recorded on surveillance cameras walking through the food court, according to the report, released Thursday afternoon. Matt Seyler, ABC News, 11 Mar. 2021 Prior to his time with the company, Bromberg served as a captain in the United States Air Force and spent two years as a base exchange officer at Dreux Air Force Base in France. William Thornton |,, 6 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of base exchange was circa 1956

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“Base exchange.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

base exchange

: a store at a naval or air force base that sells to military personnel and authorized civilians
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