draft dodger

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draft dodger

n
(Military) US someone who evades compulsory military service
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Noun1.draft dodger - someone who is drafted and illegally refuses to serve
defector, deserter - a person who abandons their duty (as on a military post)
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draft dodger

[ˈdrɑːftˌdɒdʒəʳ] n (Am) (Mil) → renitente m alla leva

draft

(draːft) noun
1. a rough sketch or outline of something, especially written. a rough draft of my speech.
2. a group (of soldiers etc) taken from a larger group.
3. an order (to a bank etc) for the payment of money. a draft for $80.
4. (American) conscription. He emigrated to avoid the draft.
verb
1. to make in the form of a rough plan. Could you draft a report on this?
2. (American) to conscript into the army etc. He was drafted into the Navy.
dodge the draft
to evade military service.
draft dodger (noun)
a person who illegally avoids joining the army.
draft evasion noun
evasion of military service.
draftsmandraughtsman
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Basurin also said that Ukrainian law enforcers were posting photos of draft dodgers on billboards.
Russian authorities prosecuted 11 percent of these draft dodgers and convicted 0.
Cox, producer of the only documentary film to date on draft dodgers in Canada, identifies resister Bob Eaton as "the most idealistic person I have ever interviewed.
Most of us have repressed any inklings we once had that the draft dodgers might have been onto something.
On efforts to reduce draft dodgers, those deemed temporarily unfit to serve will be re-examined by the competent committee within six months, instead of one year, the minister said.
Draft dodgers who flooded Canada in the late 1960s and early '70s--an estimated 60,000 fled to avoid service in Vietnam --are rallying around the young men, along with peace activists and those opposed to the U.
The reserves were filled with draft dodgers with political connections such as Dan Quayle.
The Christofias government, which also promised to look at reducing army service, did nothing except launch a witch hunt for draft dodgers under the watch of a minister who is now supposed to be in jail for his part in the Mari disaster in which a number of young recruits were killed while supposedly under the protection of the state.
Her interests include gardening on family property, knitting, sewing hearts & draft dodgers, antique collecting, spending time with family and friends.
According to Yiannoulis, Greek nationals enlisted in the NG in such a manner are declared draft dodgers in Greece, while their enlistment is done with complete disregard of their possible educational plans.
5) wasn't equally offended by the larger group of Republican draft dodgers.
To argue that the right of selective conscientious objection would undermine a nation's ability to defend itself, one only has to look at the low incidence of draft dodgers and the near universal willingness to volunteer when our nation was really threatened in '41.