command post


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

Example Sentences

a historic home that for a time served as Washington's command post during the American Revolution
Recent Examples on the Web The E-3 Sentry, which acts as a flying radar system and airborne battle command post, costs $66,126 an hour to fly. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 16 Nov. 2022 Previously, the company masterminded the conversion of Battlebox, a World War II bunker and military command post, into a tourist attraction. Lilit Marcus, CNN, 16 Nov. 2022 The new command post, Security Assistance Group Ukraine, signals a more permanent, long-term program to continue to aid Kyiv in its fight against Russia, Singh said. Arkansas Online, 5 Nov. 2022 All the employees were evacuated safely with no injuries and the MSHA set up a command post at the mine, located in Emery County’s wing of the Book Cliffs, according to DOGM spokeswoman Hollie Brown. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 30 Sep. 2022 The deputy, Douglas Johnson, said another sheriff's deputy at his command post, Raul Versales, told him to do so. Brent Schrotenboer, USA TODAY, 13 Aug. 2022 Ukrainian representatives might ask for verification of the location of a Russian command post or ammunition depot. Joshua Yaffa, The New Yorker, 17 Oct. 2022 Khoda left the base and sped north to Chernihiv to establish a forward command post. Isabelle Khurshudyan, Washington Post, 24 Feb. 2022 The San Antonio Police Department will establish a command post at the nearby USAA campus for the prolonged efforts. Taylor Pettaway, San Antonio Express-News, 21 Dec. 2021 See More

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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 7 Dec. 2022.

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