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Definition of the Unknown Soldier noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

the Unknown Soldier

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a soldier who has been killed in a war, whose body has not been identified, and who is buried in special ceremony. The Unknown Soldier is a symbol for all the soldiers killed in a particular war or in wars generally the tomb of the Unknown Soldier
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: the Unknown Soldier