• WordNet 3.6
    • adj expeditionary (used of military forces) designed for military operations abroad "the French expeditionary force in Indochina"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Expeditionary Of or pertaining to an expedition; as, an expeditionary force.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • expeditionary Pertaining to or composing an expedition.
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In literature:

Probably the one most interesting spot in the frozen port city was the American expeditionary post-office.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
The army now ceased to be an expeditionary force, and became settled as an army of occupation.
"Our Soldiers" by W.H.G. Kingston
It is not an expeditionary ship; we're not outfitted for exploratory work.
"Unwise Child" by Gordon Randall Garrett
The whole Insthor system went mad with delight as the great Expeditionary Ship settled downward.
"The Ultimate Weapon" by John Wood Campbell
There were no tents nor waggons to bear out the illusion, but otherwise the scene resembled a bivouac of some expeditionary force.
"Picked up at Sea" by J.C. Hutcheson
Like most other over-optimistic free lances, we invaded New York with an expeditionary force which was in a woeful state of unpreparedness.
"If You Don't Write Fiction" by Charles Phelps Cushing
I had also intended to pay a visit to the Expeditionary Force at that time operating up the Nile.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
With Sir John French were the principal officers of the British Expeditionary Force.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
This may be true, for instance, if an operation involves the landing of an expeditionary force.
"Sound Military Decision" by U.s. Naval War College
The military machine that was to supply the small expeditionary force was working at high pressure, and the air was tense.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
The details of the mobilization of that first 100,000 men (the first group of the expeditionary force) were marvelous.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
Admiral de Robeck and his British "bulldogs" were called off to await the coming of Sir Ian Hamilton and his mixed expeditionary force.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
Upon the same day preparations went forward for the dispatch of an expeditionary army to France.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
The Administration decided to send an American expeditionary force to France as an advance guard of the huge army in process of preparation.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
As we have seen, the expeditionary force, before making the start, was at Newcastle Ferry, on the south bank of the Pamunkey river.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
In February and March, 1917, when war with Germany seemed inevitable, the expeditionary force under Pershing was recalled.
"Woodrow Wilson's Administration and Achievements" by Frank B. Lord and James William Bryan
The expeditionary force now consisted of six companies of the 1st West India Regiment, under Lieutenant-Colonel A.W.
"The History of the First West India Regiment" by A. B. Ellis
Gomez did pay Almaden a visit when he made the tour of Spain with his expeditionary corps.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 57, No. 352, February 1845" by Various
In the next bed to Monk lies Gayner, six foot two, of the Expeditionary Force.
"A Diary Without Dates" by Enid Bagnold
The expeditionary force landed, in the face of considerable opposition, on the 2nd of November, and captured Pisagua.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various

In news:

Soldiers stand in formation awaiting dismissal during the deployment ceremony for the Army National Guard 115th Expeditionary Signal Batallion, Company C at Grissom High School Sat.
Military and defense officials from across the country are in Panama City this week for the 17th annual Expeditionary Warfare Conference.
Timothy Childers 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit Lance Cpl.
Marines and sailors with Company K, with Battalion Landing Team 3/2, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit completed the first phase of its training to become certified at performing a mechanized raid Oct 19, 2012.
Health & Science School to host Expeditionary Learning site visit March 16.
Health and Science School was named the site visit model school for the upcoming national conference for Expeditionary Learning and will host 75 educators from across the country and India and Taiwan on Wednesday, March 16, 2011.
Member of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit in 2006.
A US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet from the USS Abraham Lincoln receives fuel over Afghanistan from a KC-10 Extender with the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, Feb 27, 2012.
Travis Miks, from Jackson, Mich. Ryan Neary, from Simi Valley, Calif, all radio operators with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, familiarize themselves with the AN/PRC-117G Multiband Manpack Radio aboard Camp Lejeune on Monday.
Major Gen Richard Mills is in demand since relinquishing command of the I Marine Expeditionary Force in Afghanistan last month.
Originally the Air Force requested 762 Raptors to support two squadrons for its ten Expeditionary Wings, and then was forced to cut that in half.
The five Harriers were slated to provide close air support for the Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Atlantic during a ground combat training exercise.
Colonel Arthur L Conger of the American Expeditionary Force shut himself inside his hotel room.
A couple of key Marine Corps programs, including the expeditionary fighting vehicle.
Shreveport is part of the Bataan Expeditionary Strike Group on deployment in support of maritime security operations (MSO) in both the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility (AOR).