listening post

noun

Definition of listening post

: a center for monitoring electronic communications (as of an enemy)

Examples of listening post in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Next, the sonobuoy unfolds a five-sided array of 40 underwater microphones (known as hydrophones), creating an underwater listening post. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 6 Jan. 2022 Under his leadership, the Panjshir Valley became a kind of forward listening post for Western intelligence, a free enclave of the minority Tajik ethnicity in a country dominated by the Pashtun regime of the Taliban, and a constant thorn in its side. New York Times, 25 Aug. 2021 Under his leadership, the Panjshir Valley became a kind of forward listening post for Western intelligence, a free enclave of the minority Tajik ethnicity in a country dominated by the Pashtun regime of the Taliban, and a constant thorn in its side. BostonGlobe.com, 25 Aug. 2021 Functioning like the ears of the program, the listening post leverages AI and automation for risk intelligence collection, validation, sentiment analysis and impact prediction. Atul Vashistha, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2021 The Wave Rider could form part of a picket line of submarine detection drones, or serve as a communications relay for an underwater listening post. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 8 Oct. 2020 Initially Webb was put to work cataloging the thousands of encrypted German radio messages that British listening posts were intercepting each day. National Geographic, 6 May 2020 The deal allowed the two countries to rely on each other’s listening posts around the world, without having to duplicate infrastructure, and to track nuclear armed Soviet submarines. Washington Post, 1 July 2019 It was long known that the Russians were using their diplomatic compounds in Maryland and New York as listening posts, which is why the Obama administration seized them in December 2016, officials said. NBC News, 16 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of listening post

1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Listening post.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/listening%20post. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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