cannon fodder


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cannon fodder

n.
Soldiers, sailors, or other military personnel regarded as likely to be killed or wounded in combat.

cannon fodder

n
(Military) men regarded as expendable because they are part of a huge army

can′non fod`der


n.
soldiers, esp. the infantry, who run the greatest risk of being wounded or killed in warfare.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cannon fodder - soldiers who are regarded as expendable in the face of artillery fire
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
soldier - an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army; "the soldiers stood at attention"
Translations
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cannon fodder

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