Definitions for observation post

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lookout, observation post(noun)

    an elevated post affording a wide view


  1. Observation post

    a military outpost, usually at a height above the surrounding terrain, at or near the front line of a battle from which an observer may see the enemy's positions and direct artillery fire.


  1. Observation post

    An observation post, temporary or fixed, is a position from which soldiers can watch enemy movements, to warn of approaching soldiers, or to direct artillery fire. In strict military terminology, an observation post is any preselected position from which observations are to be made - this may include very temporary installations such as a vehicle parked as a roadside checkpoint, or even an airborne aircraft.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. 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.

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  • tarkkailupiste, näköalapaikkaFinnish
  • tūtainga, matairangiMāori

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