noun sor·tie \ˈsr-tē, sr-ˈtē\

: a sudden attack in which a group of soldiers rush forward against an enemy

: a mission or attack by a single plane

Full Definition of SORTIE

:  a sudden issuing of troops from a defensive position against the enemy
:  one mission or attack by a single plane
a :  foray, raid
b :  excursion, expedition <diving sorties>
sortie intransitive verb

Examples of SORTIE

  1. <an occasional sortie to the city to rummage through some of its numerous used-book stores>

Origin of SORTIE

French, from Middle French, from sortir to go out, leave
First Known Use: 1778

Rhymes with SORTIE


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