box barrage

noun

Definition of box barrage

1 : a barrage on three sides of a given area to prevent escape or reinforcement of the enemy or to cover the front and flanks of a friendly force
2 : a barrage of antiaircraft fire intended to block off invaders from a given objective

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“Box barrage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/box%20barrage. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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