death march

noun

Definition of death march

: a march (as of prisoners of war) in which those unable to go on are left to die as they fall

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First Known Use of death march

1861, in the meaning defined above

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“Death march.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/death%20march. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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