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lend-lease

n
(Military) (during World War II) the system organized by the US in 1941 by which equipment and services were provided for countries fighting Germany

lend′-lease′



n., v. -leased, -leas•ing. n.
1. the matériel and services supplied by the U.S. to its allies during World War II under an act of Congress (Lend′-Lease′ Act`) passed in 1941.
2. the system by which such aid was supplied.
v.t.
3. to supply (matériel or services) by the lend-lease system.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lend-lease - the transfer of goods and services to an ally to aid in a common causelend-lease - the transfer of goods and services to an ally to aid in a common cause; "lend-lease during World War II was extremely generous"
transference, transfer - transferring ownership
Translations

lend-lease

n lend-lease agreementLeih-Pacht-Abkommen nt
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The Lend Lease Act provided resources for AAC aircraft, bases, and logistical support for such schools.
In both World Wars they turned to America's arms manufacturers to make their own designs, not to mention that in WWII entire convoys of US-designed and manufactured small arms were sent to them via the Lend Lease Act.
Roosevelt signed the Lend Lease Act which opened the coffers and factories of America to the embattled Allies.