observation post


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observation post

n
(Military) military a position from which observations can be made or from which fire can be directed. Abbreviation: OP
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observation post

A position from which military observations are made, or fire directed and adjusted, and which possesses appropriate communications; may be airborne. Also called OP.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.observation post - an elevated post affording a wide viewobservation post - an elevated post affording a wide view
meteorological observation post, weather station - one of a network of observation posts where meteorological data is recorded
post, station - the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand; "a soldier manned the entrance post"; "a sentry station"
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Translations

observation post

n (Mil) → osservatorio (militare)
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