killed in action definition
Define the English word killed in action below. Killed in action is an adjective. Also define the related word military.
- The designation for a member of an organization (primarily military) who has died while on duty.
Military definitionCharacteristic of members of the armed forces. (1 of 4 military definitions)
- KIA / K.I.A. / K. I. A.
- missing in action / missing-in-action / MIA / M.I.A. / M. I. A.
- prisoner of war / prisoner-of-war / POW / P.O.W. / P. O. W.
- absent without leave / absent-without-leave / AWOL / A.W.O.L. / A. W. O. L.