non·​com·​bat ˌnän-ˈkäm-ˌbat How to pronounce noncombat (audio)
: not involving combat
noncombat operations
: not engaged in or ready to engage in combat
noncombat military personnel

Examples of noncombat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There have been nearly 300 National Guard helicopter crashes during noncombat flights between 2012 and 2021, federal government investigators said last month, while recommending the National Guard reassess its safety protocols. Dave Quinn, Peoplemag, 28 Apr. 2023 The rival nonunion shipyards that also work on noncombat Navy vessels — in Alabama, New Jersey, and South Carolina — were too busy. Jon Chesto,, 13 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noncombat was in 1918

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“Noncombat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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