Definition of active service noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


active service

BrE BrE//ˌæktɪv ˈsɜːvɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæktɪv ˈsɜːrvɪs//
(North American English also active duty) [uncountable]
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the work of a member of the armed forces, especially during a war troops on active service
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: active service