: the transfer of goods and services to an ally to aid in a common cause with payment made by a return of the original items or their use in the cause or by a similar transfer of other goods and services
lend-lease transitive verb

Word History


U.S. Lend-Lease Act (1941)

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lend-lease was in 1941

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“Lend-lease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lend-lease. Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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