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Definition of Observation post

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observation point, very high point from which one can survey the entire area
Observation post Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
(*) A position from which military observations are made, or fire directed and adjusted, and which possesses appropriate communications; may be airborne. Also called OP.
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Observation post Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
An observation post, temporary or fixed, is a position from which soldiers can watch enemy movements, to warn of approaching soldiers (such as in trench warfare), 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.

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Observation post Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
WordNet 2.0

1. an elevated post affording a wide view
(synonym) lookout
(hypernym) post, station
(hyponym) meteorological observation post, weather station