auxiliary auxiliary  /ɑɡ ˈzɪl jə ri/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) furnishing added support
  2. (adj) functioning in a supporting capacity
  3. (n) someone who acts as assistant

Usage(s):

  1. The Handley Page wing contains a long narrow auxiliary wing set in its forward edge.
  2. Without these members of the black race these auxiliary helpers a German would have won the broad jump.
  3. Equipped with a retractable in-flight refueling probe and internal auxiliary fuel tanks.

News

  1. Coast Guard Auxiliary offers boating safety classes

    MOHAVE VALLEY — Classroom interactive courses covering the basics of boating; federal and state laws, equipment requirements, navigation, emergency measures and boating safety; will be offered by certified instructors with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Laughlin Times

  2. Ottumwa Firefighters' wives to start Ladies Auxiliary Club

    Ladies Auxiliary Club will have its first bake sale fundraiser Saturday morning at south side Ottumwa Fire Station from 9 a.m. to noon
    on June 22, 2013     Source: KTVO Kirksville

  3. Oswego Health auxiliary makes donation

    OSWEGO — Members of the Oswego Health Auxiliary made a $50,000 donation to the health system during the group's May meeting.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Palladium-Times

Quotes

  1. "I have a special respect for the men and women of our Auxiliary program who volunteer to fight crime," Bloomberg said. "They do it for no pay and no glory - but purely because of a love they have for our city and a strong desire to serve...
    on Apr 2, 2007 By: Michael Bloomberg Source: Fort Greene/Clinton Hill Courier

  2. "I am most grateful to our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, for appointing Monsignor Robert McElroy as Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco," wrote the archbishop. "We in this Archdiocese are delighted that Monsignor McElroy's gifts and zeal will...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: George Niederauer Source: Catholic News Agency (press release)

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