Definition of hors de combat adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hors de combat

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌɔː də ˈkɒ̃bɑː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɔːr də koʊmˈbɑː//
 
(from French, formal)
 
jump to other results
unable to fight or to take part in an activity, especially because you are injured Word OriginFrench, literally ‘out of the fight’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hors de combat