reservist

noun
re·serv·ist | \ri-ˈzər-vist \

Definition of reservist 

: a member of a military reserve

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As a military reservist called to active duty, Dockery was entitled to a portion of his state salary while serving with the Army on deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and during Operation Desert Storm. David Owens, courant.com, "Former Correction Officer, Army Reservist Avoids Prison For Stealing From State," 26 June 2018 The Seskins have also supported graduate student housing, counseling programs and funds for reservists who have lost academic time while serving in the Israel Defense Forces . Sergio Carmona, Jewish Journal, "Boca Raton resident receives honorary fellowship from Technion," 11 July 2018 Following Smither’s disappearance, more than 6,000 volunteers including the U.S. Marine reservists and the Texas State Guards searched hundreds of acres for the missing girl. Jennifer Bolton, Houston Chronicle, "Oklahoma murder trial set for accused serial killer William Reece," 13 June 2018 In 1948, six female Navy reservists became the first women to be sworn in to the Navy. BostonGlobe.com, "This day in history," 6 July 2018 But now, some immigrant recruits and reservists say they've been abruptly discharged without being told why. Jericka Duncan, CBS News, "Immigrant abruptly discharged from military says it was like getting "kicked out of your own home"," 6 July 2018 Sherwin-Williams: The company offers a year-round 15 percent military discount for active military, veterans reservists and their spouses. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Oorah! Where active military, vets can save on Independence Day," 1 July 2018 Sherwin-Williams: The company offers a year-round 15 percent military discount for active military, veterans reservists and their spouses. Kelly Tyko, ajc, "Oorah! Where active military, vets can save on Independence Day," 1 July 2018 The deaths of Zanetis and Raguso underscore the significant role of military reservists and veterans among first responders. Alex Horton, Washington Post, "Two of ‘New York City’s bravest’ died in the line of duty — thousands of miles from home," 17 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of reservist

1876, in the meaning defined above

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reservist

noun

English Language Learners Definition of reservist

: a member of a military reserve

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