trip wire


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Noun1.trip wire - a small military force that serves as a first line of defensetrip wire - a small military force that serves as a first line of defense; if they become engaged in hostilities it will trigger the intervention of stronger military forces
military force, military group, military unit, force - a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
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"
2.trip wire - a wire stretched close to the ground that activates something (a trap or camera or weapon) when tripped overtrip wire - a wire stretched close to the ground that activates something (a trap or camera or weapon) when tripped over
wire - ligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc
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The report should be "a trip wire", said Nate Galbreath, Deputy Director of the Department' of Defense's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office.
Santos said landmines weighing seven kilos and a 150-meter trip wire were recovered in Sitio Banban, Barangay Anitapan in Mabini.
Santos Jr., commander of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom), the first instance came when responding troops were able to locate seven kilos of explosives and a 150-meter trip wire laid along the barangay road at Junction, So.
Instead, they spin a trip wire to alert them when something approaches their burrow.
Jhocell Asis, the civil-military operations (CMO) officer of the 71st IB, told TIMES that the soldiers responded to a tip from a former rebel who reported to have seen a trip wire along the road of the barangay.
Making an observation about Pakistan, he stated that in earlier years, Pakistan claimed that it would use nuclear weapons as last resort, however following Cold Start doctrine's operationalization, Pakistani policy practitioners started saying that nuclear weapons would neither be used as a trip wire nor as a last resort, creating ambiguity on the doctrine front.
"Don't ever define me by a trip wire, by war, by a moment of pure chance that saw me blown to pieces.
The possibility that the road-side bomb was triggered when someone handled, kicked or came into contact with a trip wire, differs from the previous explosions that were set off when individuals handled packages that were left on doorsteps.
Joe tries to escape The man approaches with a shotgun and Joe scrambles away, falling over a trip wire. Who is the man?
The police recovered from the men an improvised explosive device, rolls of trip wire, ignition switch, an automatic pistol, rifle grenades, assorted ammunition and mobile telephones.
Yet it is just one step, with some military experts calling it a 'mobile trip wire' that would simply slow down any Russian advance.