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war correspondent

a reporter or commentator assigned to send news or opinions directly from battle areas.
Origin of war correspondent
1860-65, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Presently he, clothed in the essential garments of a war-correspondent, was rowed to the sandy beach.

    Wounds in the rain Stephen Crane
  • The captain bent down to assist the war-correspondent, who was almost buried under a pile of earth.

    Banzai! Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff
  • Richard Dennings: A globe trotter, as a hunter, explorer, and war-correspondent.

    Dramatic Technique George Pierce Baker
  • One day our scouts made a splendid haul, bringing into camp that celebrated, devil-may-care animal, the war-correspondent.

    With Steyn and De Wet Philip Pienaar
  • He told us he had been a war-correspondent and an editor, in happier days, as well as a horse-stealer and a colonel of dragoons.

  • The power and habit of doing this may subsequently stand him in good stead as a war-correspondent.

  • Every war-correspondent has his story of experiences in the field.

  • The contrast between the bearing of this savage and that of the war-correspondent was most striking.

    With Steyn and De Wet Philip Pienaar
  • The speaker was an American war-correspondent “doing” the battle from within the Boer lines.

    Aletta Bertram Mitford
British Dictionary definitions for war-correspondent

war correspondent

a journalist who reports on a war from the scene of action
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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