noun, plural Wanderjahre [vahn-duhr-yah-ruh] . German.
a year or period of travel, especially following one's schooling and before practicing a profession.
(formerly) a year in which an apprentice traveled and improved his skills before settling down to the practice of his trade.
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Wanderjahr (ˈvandərjaːr)
n , pl -jahre
(formerly) a year in which an apprentice travelled to improve his skills
[German, literally: wander year]

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