observation post

Observatory Ob*serv"a*to*ry, n.; pl. {Observatories}. [Cf. F. observatoire.] 1. A place or building for making observations on the heavenly bodies. [1913 Webster]

The new observatory in Greenwich Park. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

2. A building fitted with instruments for making systematic observations of any particular class or series of natural phenomena. [1913 Webster]

3. A place, as an elevated chamber, from which a view may be observed or commanded. [1913 Webster]

4. (Mil.) A lookout on a flank of a battery whence an officer can note the range and effect of the fire; usually referred to as an {observation post}. --Farrow. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Observation post — Ob ser*va tion post (Mil.) 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. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • observation post — index standpoint Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • observation post — n. an advanced military position from which movements of the enemy can be observed, artillery fire directed, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Observation post — For astronomical observation posts, see Observatory. An observation post for airfield defense coordination. An observation post, temporary or fixed, is a position from which soldiers can watch enemy movements, to warn of approaching soldiers… …   Wikipedia

  • observation post — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms observation post : singular observation post plural observation posts a high position from which a soldier watches for enemy activity …   English dictionary

  • observation post — stebėjimo postas statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Vieta, turinti atitinkamas ryšių priemones, iš kurios stebima, valdoma ir koreguojama ugnis; gali būti ore. atitikmenys: angl. air observation post; observation post pranc. observatoire;… …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • observation post — noun an elevated post affording a wide view • Syn: ↑lookout • Derivationally related forms: ↑look out (for: ↑lookout) • Hypernyms: ↑post, ↑station …   Useful english dictionary

  • observation post — sekykla statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Vieta, iš kurios sekamas priešas, savi padaliniai ir artilerijos ugnis. Skiriamos pagrindinės, atsarginės ir pagalbinės sekyklos. atitikmenys: angl. observation post rus. наблюдательный пункт …   Artilerijos terminų žodynas

  • observation post — observation point, very high point from which one can survey the entire area …   English contemporary dictionary

  • observation post — obser vation .post n a position from which an enemy can be watched …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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