field·​strip ˈfēl(d)-ˌstrip How to pronounce fieldstrip (audio)
fieldstripped; fieldstripping; fieldstrips

transitive verb

: to take apart (a weapon) to the extent authorized for routine cleaning, lubrication, and minor repairs

Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fieldstrip was in 1942

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Cite this Entry

“Fieldstrip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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