strong·​point | \ ˈstrȯŋ-ˌpȯint How to pronounce strongpoint (audio) \

Definition of strongpoint

: a strongly fortified tactical locality in a defensive position

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Forward elements had run into a German strongpoint and mines on the road. Washington Post, "AP Was There: Allied forces liberate Paris from Nazis," 25 Aug. 2019 Paul Carell described its accuracy: A field gun from one strongpoint fired at a destroyer. Time, "Inside General Eisenhower’s Sleepless Night Ahead of the D-Day Invasion," 6 June 2019 His dribbling and passing have been highlighted as being the midfielder's strongpoints., "Tanguy Ndombele Reveals He Is Interested in a Move to Tottenham Amid Transfer Speculation," 16 June 2019 American soldiers land on the French coast in Normandy during the D-Day invasion, June 6, 1944 AP Photo The first alerts rang shortly after 1 a.m. in the German strongpoints frowning above the invasion beaches. Time, "Inside General Eisenhower’s Sleepless Night Ahead of the D-Day Invasion," 6 June 2019 From changes in campaign finance law to changes in the congressional calendar, accountability is not a particular strongpoint in American government these days. Jennifer Victor, Vox, "What good are elections, anyway?," 30 Oct. 2018 At one point Texas' captain flooded a part of the ship to extend the range of one of its long guns on June 15, 1944 while firing upon German strongpoints near Isigny and Carentan. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "The Battleship Texas played a big, booming part at D-Day," 6 June 2018 Opposition As previously mentioned, neither side can claim that their defences are their strongpoints., "Yahoo Daily Fantasy Analysis: Kevin De Bruyne vs Sadio Mane - Head to Head in Gameweek 4," 6 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of strongpoint

1821, in the meaning defined above

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