urban guerrilla


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urban guerrilla

n
(Military) a guerrilla who operates in a town or city, engaging in terrorism, kidnapping, etc
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Noun1.urban guerrilla - a guerrilla who fights only in cities and townsurban guerrilla - a guerrilla who fights only in cities and towns
guerilla, guerrilla, irregular, insurgent - a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
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