Pronunciation: (non"kum-bat'nt, non-kom'bu-tnt), [key]
1. a person connected with a military force in some capacity other than that of a fighter, as a surgeon or chaplain.
2. a person who is not directly involved in combat; a civilian in wartime.
not constituting, designed for, or engaged in combat.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.