guerrilla

Part of speech: noun

One of an irregular band of soldiers.

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Usage examples "guerrilla":

  1. Weyler, instead of trying to suppress the rebellion by hurrying detachments of troops first to one spot and then to another in pursuit of enemies accustomed to guerrilla tactics, determined to stamp it out province by province. - "The Hispanic Nations of the New World Volume 50 in The Chronicles Of America Series", William R. Shepherd.
  2. In Johannesburg he had kept aloof from the struggle with Oom Paul, not from lack of will, but because he had no stomach for daily intrigue and guerrilla warfare and subterranean workings; and he was convinced that only a great and bloody struggle would end the contest for progress and equal rights for all white men on the Rand. - "The Judgment House", Gilbert Parker.
  3. And the guerrilla who shot you was the same you told us not to shoot? - "The Courier of the Ozarks", Byron A. Dunn.