phase line

noun

Definition of phase line

: a line (as a terrain feature extending across the zone of action) used to control and coordinate a military advance or withdrawal the regimental commander may prescribe any phase linesInfantry Journal reach a phase line one mile inland by 1600 hours— Irwin Shaw abbreviation PL

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“Phase line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phase%20line. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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