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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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Britain's need for pilots and observers to man the flood of new aircraft ordered since 1938 that was to be further multiplied by passage of the Lend-Lease Act of March 1941 was seen as a way of getting the USAAC the infrastructure it needed.
The British cargo ship, torpedoed in June 1942 while carrying precious metals to the US to help pay for the Allied war effort under the Lend-Lease Act, was recently discovered by the Sub Sea Research Co.
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