zero hour


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zero hour

n.
The scheduled time for the start of an operation or action, especially a combat operation of great size. Also called H-hour.

zero hour

n
1. (Military) military the time set for the start of an attack or the initial stage of an operation
2. informal a critical time, esp at the commencement of an action

ze′ro hour`


n.
1. the time set for the beginning of a military attack or operation.
2. the time set for the beginning of any event or action.
3. a decisive or critical time.
[1915–20]
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Noun1.zero hour - the time set for the start of an action or operationzero hour - the time set for the start of an action or operation
time of day, hour - clock time; "the hour is getting late"

zero hour

noun moment of truth, crisis, turning point, vital moment, appointed hour, moment of decision Your zero hour has arrived.

zero hour

noun
A decisive point:
Translations

zero hour

nora zero
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