strongpoint

noun

strong·​point ˈstrȯŋ-ˌpȯint How to pronounce strongpoint (audio)
: a strongly fortified tactical locality in a defensive position

Examples of strongpoint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Today, the hapless infantry who still fill trenches and strongpoints across Ukraine are contending with the same unforgiving winter. Eric Schmidt, Foreign Affairs, 22 Jan. 2024 Hamas could position their fighters in strongpoints, heavy buildings made of concrete and steel. Leslie Shapiro, Washington Post, 20 Oct. 2023 Challenger 2s would follow close behind, blasting Russian vehicles and strongpoints with their 120-millimeter guns while sticking to lanes the mineclearers have rendered safe. David Axe, Forbes, 15 July 2023 The Canadian contingent in Afghanistan put its tanks to good use, rolling through ambushes to blast Taliban strongpoints. David Axe, Forbes, 6 May 2023 And there are obvious ways the infantry-heavy national guard brigades could deploy the tanks—especially in close fights with Russian remnants holding out in urban strongpoints. David Axe, Forbes, 5 May 2023 Now, is the offensive line a strongpoint or is the defensive line a weakness? Dallas News, 19 Aug. 2022 Desperate to break through Ukrainian defenses around Vuhledar, a major strongpoint in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region, the Russian army deployed at least one of its precious TOS-1A thermobaric rocket launchers. David Axe, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2023 Now, at last, the strongpoint was stormed, and all inside were slaughtered or captured. Stephen Brumwell, WSJ, 8 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of strongpoint was in 1821

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“Strongpoint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strongpoint. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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