re·​serv·​ist | \ ri-ˈzər-vist How to pronounce reservist (audio) \

Definition of reservist

: a member of a military reserve

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Recent Examples on the Web In recent months, the group has assisted Maatje Benassi, a U.S. Army reservist falsely accused of starting the coronavirus pandemic. Gina Barton, USA TODAY, "He was shot in Kenosha, then received threats – a frightening pattern after high-profile incidents," 22 Sep. 2020 One US Army reservist who found herself at the center of the conspiracy theory and was falsely accused of starting the pandemic described to CNN Business in April how her life had been turned upside down. Donie O'sullivan, CNN, "A propaganda battle is playing out in the replies to Trump's tweets," 6 Aug. 2020 This has meant strategic shift adjustments and frequent consultation with Smithsonian medical reservist Anne McDonough to minimize the risk of transmission. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian Magazine, "What Does the Smithsonian Look Like in the Post-COVID Era?," 28 July 2020 Hoover, a 20-year Marine Corps reservist who served in Iraq, is pushing a platform that calls for cutting back foreign aid and increasing transparency in health care. Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press, "Crowded fields of newcomers vie to chance to face Reps. Slotkin, Stevens in November," 30 July 2020 That's when Carla Gentles, a former Army reservist who is African American, went for a jog alone around their northwest Phoenix neighborhood. Ronald J. Hansen, azcentral, "Wife of Arizona congressional candidate was out jogging. Then, she says someone shouted a racial slur," 3 June 2020 The documents say Lynam is an Army reservist, Parshall was in the Navy and Loomis was in the Air Force. NBC News, "Three men connected to 'boogaloo' movement tried to provoke violence at protests, feds say," 10 Apr. 2020 At the time of its founding, all the members were Lake Arthur reservists. Zachary Mider,, "Robert Mercer’s Secret Adventure as a New Mexico Cop," 28 Mar. 2018 There’s the 10 Alpha, Charlie, Bravo and Weapons Company reservists killed in action from the 4th Marine Division’s 1st Battalion, 23rd Marines. Sig Christenson,, "On Memorial Day, Anbar Marines ‘carry the barrel’," 25 May 2020

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1876, in the meaning defined above

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“Reservist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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: a member of a military reserve

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