delaying action

noun

Definition of delaying action

: a defensive military action in which advance of an enemy is delayed by fighting as long as possible without the defensive force becoming involved in decisive battle that would imperil its withdrawal

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“Delaying action.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/delaying%20action. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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