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Pronunciation: (pûr'shing or, for 2, -zhing), [key]
1. John Joseph (“Blackjack”), 1860–1948, U.S. general: commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I.
2. Mil.
a. a 46-ton (42 m ton) U.S. heavy tank of 1944–52, with a five-man crew and a 90mm gun.
b. a two-stage surface-to-surface ballistic missile.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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