Definition of army-navy in English:

army-navy

adjective

US
  • Denoting the type of store that specializes in military surplus equipment, or the goods sold there.

    ‘According to Sokolov, 24 different menus are available to the soldiers (to ‘combat appetite fatigue’), while only six meals are sold to the general public via army-navy stores or the Internet.’
    • ‘And it wasn't just any old get-up from an army-navy store.’
    • ‘The surgeon harvests a bone-tendon-bone graft through an 8-cm incision and uses two Senn retractors for medial and lateral retraction and a single army-navy retractor for proximal and distal retraction.’

Pronunciation

army-navy

/ˌärmēˈnāvē/ /ˌɑrmiˈneɪvi/