forward slope

forward slope

Any slope which descends towards the enemy.
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Of particular concern was the three degree forward slope of a FLT IIA flight deck, which was mitigated by defueling the aircraft and augmenting the move crew with shipboard personnel handpicked by the detachment officer in charge.
While Ed waited halfway up the forward slope of an enemy hill, Prentice and Urquhart moved forward.
They form when an incoming tide rushes up a river, developing a steep forward slope due to the resistance to the tide's advance by the river.
The E-Z LEG[UP] has a patented slant seat feature, which controls the pitch of the forward slope, further reducing the flexion and pressures on the hip, knee and back.
Despite having his left arm blown off while he was manning an anti-tank gun on the forward slope of a position held by his colleagues, he loaded his gun and fired five more rounds, disabling an enemy tank.
I recall one reporter who braved the forward area and joined a sniper team on our forward slope.
The gunman had them trapped on a forward slope with scant available cover.
That evening, at last light, I was told to crawl around the hill to the forward slope and to the trench where my friends' bodies were to retrieve their weapons and ammunition.
Blucher's troops would be exposed on the forward slopes of a gentle ridge above Ligny, the village and others along the small brook would be turned into a fortified outpost line, solid stone buildings offering some security for his shaky, second line Landwehr.
Other patrols pushed out into the interior to the forward slopes of Japanese-held hills 1111, 1000, 600 and 250.

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