death march

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of death march was in 1861

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“Death march.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/death%20march. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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