Definition of peacetime
: a time when a nation is not at war
Examples of peacetime in a Sentence
The size of the army was reduced during peacetime.
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Reagan’s tax cuts left the U.S. with an unprecedented peacetime deficit; George W. Bush inherited a small surplus and, after his tax cuts didn’t spur higher growth, handed Obama a Treasury close to bankrupt.
Fortunately, such a expensive and fiery system isn't necessary in peacetime when aircraft can simply relocate or be delayed if weather is to be a factor.
Reuters reported that naval historians believe this is one of the more deadly warship crashes to happen in peacetime in the last 50 years.
Naval historians recall possibly the last time a warship was hit by a larger vessel in peacetime was in 1964 off the coast of Australia's New South Wales.
At last count 17 people were confirmed dead in what some have already called one of Britain’s worst peacetime fires since the Blitz.
These disclosures occurred twice in combat and six times during peacetime engagement operations.
Members include peacetime and war veterans, family members of veterans, people who work with veterans and folks who have no link to veterans.
And the only thing that seemed to be going right, after a short depression in the early 1920s caused by converting from a wartime to a peacetime economy, was our economy.
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Definition of peacetime for English Language Learners
: a period of time during which a country is not fighting a war
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