forward slope

forward slope

Any slope which descends towards the enemy.
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Early in the action there occurred an incident which soon passed into legend and is remembered by the DLI and it successors today: Quite early in the action a German tracked vehicle towed a light gun to within close range of one of the Battalion's two-pounder anti-tank guns, sited on a forward slope in front of the infantry positions.
The comb line has a slight forward slope to it to minimize cheek slap on recoil.
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.
Two posts volcano and Boulder were set up ahead of Salala village in Mehmand Agency on a barren ridgeline about 8000 feet in height in a manner that that they leaned forward on the forward slope so as to effectively cover the valley running from east to west effectively.
The reasons why the troops arrived late at Quatre Bras; the troops purposely held out of the fighting nearly causing defeat; the mythical massacre of La Haye Sainte; the previously undiscovered second break-in to Hougoumont; the fallacy that the British troops did not plunder; the myth of Bijlandt's troops being left to be slaughtered on the forward slope; Mercer's errors in his most famous of accounts; the arrest of Count Kielmansegge after the battle and the preparations made by the British for retreat.
Compared to flat ones, desktops with a 15-degree slope and chairs with a 15-degree forward slope allow less neck flexion and a larger angle between trunk and thigh while working at the desk.
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.
I recall one reporter who braved the forward area and joined a sniper team on our forward slope. The "spotter" would call an imaginary target and the shooter would fire a couple of shots into the barren enemy hillside.

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