\ ˈlend-ˈlēs How to pronounce lend-lease (audio) \

Definition of lend-lease

: 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

Other Words from lend-lease

lend-lease transitive verb

First Known Use of lend-lease

1941, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lend-lease

U.S. Lend-Lease Act (1941)

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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 27 Nov. 2021.

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