- National rifle association
National Rifle Association (NRA) An organization that acts as a powerful lobby against governmental restrictions on the private ownership of guns. NRA supporters argue that “guns don’t kill people; people kill people.” They often cite the Second Amendment to the Constitution, which states: “A well-regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, […]
- National road
noun the first US-sponsored highway, built between 1811-1837 from Cumberland MD to Vandalia IL; also, any highway or network of highways built by a country’s government; also called Cumberland Road , [Great National Pike] Examples The modern US 40 and Interstate 70 follow much of the original route of the National Road.
- National savings bank
noun 1. (in Britain) a government savings bank, run through the post office, esp for small savers
- National school
noun 1. (in Ireland) a state primary school 2. (in England in the 19th century) a school run by the Church of England for the children of the poor