command post


: a post at which the commander of a unit in the field receives orders and exercises command

Examples of command post in a Sentence

a historic home that for a time served as Washington's command post during the American Revolution
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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of command post was circa 1918

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“Command post.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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