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Military position   /mˈɪlətˌɛri pəzˈɪʃən/   Listen
Military position

A point occupied by troops for tactical reasons.  Synonym: position.

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"Military position" Quotes from Famous Books

... of rubbish. Sarum was a city of the tribe called the Bilgae; it existed before the Romans visited England; it stood in a high and dry part of the large Wiltshire plain, and the Romans seized it as a capital military position. ...
— Chatterbox, 1906 • Various

... dance all night, and was known to possess in her on right some mysterious little fortune, left to her by nobody knew what grandfather or grandmother, and amounting, so said report, to the comfortable sum of five hundred francs. When Chapeau had risen to some high military position, a field-marshal's baton, or the gold-laced cap of a serjeant-major, with whom could he share his honours better than with his dear little friend, Annot Stein? Jacques wanted her advice upon this subject, and he therefore rejoiced ...
— La Vendee • Anthony Trollope

... [She jumps into military position, turning towards him.] What's this I hear from Sergeant Barket? He says you've been ...
— Shenandoah - Representative Plays by American Dramatists: 1856-1911 • Bronson Howard

... was to remove the seat of government from the Luxembourg to the old Palace of the Tuileries, "which," he significantly said to his colleagues, "is a good military position." It was on the 19th of February, 1800, that the Chief Consul took possession of the usual residence of the French kings. Those splendid halls were re-opened with much ceremony, and immediately afterwards Napoleon held a great review in the Place du Carousel. ...
— The History of Napoleon Buonaparte • John Gibson Lockhart

... A large number of warriors had assembled, in a very good military position, and it was at once evident that they intended to give battle. Though the majority of them had only arrows and lances, many were armed with rifles. They were on a hill-side which was quite steep, rugged with boulders, and with a heavy growth of gloomy ...
— Christopher Carson • John S. C. Abbott

... lake-water, on the other swept by the river which the British had been trying to follow, and which here, its rapids passed, disembogues in a smooth strong flood. It stood high, too, over these meeting waters; but as a military position was next to worthless, being dominated, across the river on the south, by a loftier hill ...
— Fort Amity • Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

... it out on this line if it takes all summer," and to the general, who could not drive a horse trade, or corner the potato market, or deal in ice, one of the greatest generals the world ever knew surrendered his sword, and from the highest military position Grant was called to be President ...
— Wit, Humor, Reason, Rhetoric, Prose, Poetry and Story Woven into Eight Popular Lectures • George W. Bain

... and the Northern capital. On July 26, five days after the battle, the general who was to succeed McDowell arrived in Washington and rode round the city. "I found," he wrote, "no preparations whatever for defence, not even to the extent of putting the troops in military position. Not a regiment was properly encamped, not a single avenue of approach guarded. All was chaos, and the streets, hotels, and bar-rooms were filled with drunken officers and men, absent from their regiments without leave, a perfect pandemonium. Many had even gone ...
— Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War • G. F. R. Henderson

Words linked to "Military position" :   point, military, armed services, position, line, war machine, ground, military machine, armed forces

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