Pershing



John Joseph (“Blackjack”) 1860–1948, U.S. general: commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I.
Military.

a 46-ton (42 metric tons) U.S. heavy tank of 1944–52, with a five-man crew and a 90mm gun.
a two-stage surface-to-surface ballistic missile.

a 38-foot (12 meters) U.S. Army surface-to-surface nuclear missile with a single warhead and range of more than 1000 miles (1609 km).
Contemporary Examples

David’s Bookclub: Until the Last Trumpet Sounds David Frum December 23, 2012
David’s Bookclub: Until the Last Trumpet Sounds David Frum December 23, 2012
David’s Bookclub: Until the Last Trumpet Sounds David Frum December 23, 2012
David’s Bookclub: Until the Last Trumpet Sounds David Frum December 23, 2012
David’s Bookclub: Until the Last Trumpet Sounds David Frum December 23, 2012

Historical Examples

The Story of General Pershing Everett T. (Everett Titsworth) Tomlinson
Pipefuls Christopher Morley
America’s Munitions 1917-1918 Benedict Crowell
Woodrow Wilson and the World War Charles Seymour
The Sin of Monsieur Pettipon Richard Connell

noun
John Joseph, nickname Black Jack. 1860–1948, US general. He was commander in chief of the American Expeditionary Force in Europe (1917–19)
noun
a US ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear or conventional warhead

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