An unidentified soldier, killed in a war, whose body has been chosen and enshrined as representative of a nation's war dead.
Webster's New World
(US) The WWI soldier whose body is buried in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Unknown Soldier Sentence Examples
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier commemorates the heroism of the Polish soldiers who fought for their freedom and ours.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier consists of a granite sarcophagus with a bronze cover.
A dense line of defensive gabions has failed to protect this unknown soldier of the 90th Perthshire Light Infantry possibly from a Russian sniper.
Whether you're viewing artifacts of popular culture in the Smithsonian or feeling the pride at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery, your experience in Washington DC is not something you will soon forget.
The unknown soldier from the Vietnam War was later identified and the crypt is currently empty.