peacekeeper


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peace·keep·er

 (pēs′kē′pər)
n.
1. One that preserves or promotes peace: the peacekeeper in the family.
2. A member of a usually armed force engaging in peacekeeping activities, often under international sanction.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peacekeeper - a member of a military force that is assigned (often with international sanction) to preserve peace in a trouble areapeacekeeper - a member of a military force that is assigned (often with international sanction) to preserve peace in a trouble area
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
soldier - an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army; "the soldiers stood at attention"
2.peacekeeper - someone who keeps peace; "she's the peacekeeper in that family"
defender, guardian, protector, shielder - a person who cares for persons or property
3.peacekeeper - the pistol of a law officer in the old West
handgun, pistol, shooting iron, side arm - a firearm that is held and fired with one hand
Translations

peacekeeper

[ˈpiːsˌkiːpəʳ] N (Mil) → tropas fpl encargadas de mantener la paz
UN peacekeeperstropas fpl de las Naciones Unidas encargadas de mantener la paz

peacekeeper

[ˈpiːskiːpər] n (= soldier) → soldat(e) m/f de la paix
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United Nations peacekeepers were attacked by unidentified armed men in two separate incidents in Sudan, authorities said.
peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict.
The need for peacekeepers, especially African peacekeepers, has grown.
An international peacekeeper has been killed in Sudan's Darfur region, the UN has said.
UN peacekeepers called the Israeli army 10 times asking them to stop bombing before their observation post was hit, killing four observers.
The mission of Peacekeeper and the vision of President Reagan had been achieved without ever firing a shot in anger.
A WILD melee broke out at Kabul's main football stadium at the start of what had been billed as a goodwill game between peacekeepers and an Afghan team.
According to an account in the London Independent, one peacekeeper described the situation as "real war," adding that he had "never expected to be in the middle of that"--even after the peacekeepers had been in a war zone for several months.
To do this, players have to shoot their way to victory in a series of hair-raising full motion video shoot-outs using their trusty Peacekeeper revolver.
In South Sudan the Mongolian women peacekeepers are making a positive impact on peacekeeping environments by supporting the role of women in building peace and by protecting women's rights.
It also says one peacekeeper and one civilian were injured Sunday in a confrontation between fighters and peacekeepers in the town of Nola, and that the town of Bataganfo is tense Monday after two fighters were killed by a rival armed group.
It is Tuesday, the ninth of September, I would like to mention to you that it is a very happy day," the peacekeeper says in English.