listening post


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

Examples of listening post in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Soviet Union maintained a listening post, seen here, in Lourdes, Cuba, from 1962 to 1991. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 13 June 2023 Still, China will almost certainly send troops to protect the listening post, as much from the prying eyes of Cubans as from the United States. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 13 June 2023 Asteroid City is set at the dawn of the space age, in a mid-1950s American desert town built around an impact crater that doubles as a listening post to the stars. David Sims, The Atlantic, 13 June 2023 Indian officials reported that China is supporting the development of a military listening post on Myanmar’s strategic Great Coco Island in the Bay of Bengal., 17 Apr. 2023 Analyze feedback across multiple listening posts, including surveys, reviews and social media, to identify common themes, pain points and opportunities for improvement. Michael Hinshaw, Forbes, 16 Mar. 2023 In the early 1960s, Nantucket’s Tom Nevers Naval Facility was a top-secret submarine listening post. Jenn Morson, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Feb. 2023 In a symbolic portrayal of local struggles to get the message out, Nut Brother commandeered one of the few remaining public pay phones in Beijing as a listening post for strangers to come hear about the health problems Huludao residents face. Vic Chiang, Washington Post, 26 July 2022 These included a listening post in Cuba and a naval base in Vietnam. New York Times, 4 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of listening post was in 1942

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“Listening post.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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