base of operations


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base of operations

An area or facility from which a military force begins its offensive operations, to which it falls back in case of reverse, and in which supply facilities are organized.
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Noun1.base of operations - installation from which a military force initiates operationsbase of operations - installation from which a military force initiates operations; "the attack wiped out our forward bases"
air base, air station - a base for military aircraft
army base - a large base of operations for an army
firebase - an artillery base to support advancing troops
military installation - any facility servicing military forces
navy base - base of operations for a naval fleet
rocket base - a military base for rocket missiles
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
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