strongpoint

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The game was a battle of midfielders, a strongpoint for both teams. Kat Cornetta, BostonGlobe.com, 16 Nov. 2022 Kyiv could lose several thousand troops and a key strongpoint in Donbas. David Axe, Forbes, 20 May 2022 Robust concrete structures, such as banks or government buildings, may be used as a strongpoint from which to defend. Washington Post, 15 Apr. 2022 The inflation forecast is also a setback for the White House because high prices and supply chain problems are souring Americans' views on the US economy — which had been expected to be a strongpoint for President Joe Biden this year. Matt Egan, CNN, 8 Nov. 2021 Nonetheless, a strongpoint for the brand was its trucks; the 4Runner, Tacoma, and Tundra all saw sales increases of between 8.2 and 10.3 percent. Colin Beresford, Car and Driver, 2 June 2020 Forward elements had run into a German strongpoint and mines on the road. Washington Post, 25 Aug. 2019 Paul Carell described its accuracy: A field gun from one strongpoint fired at a destroyer. Time, 6 June 2019 His dribbling and passing have been highlighted as being the midfielder's strongpoints. SI.com, 16 June 2019 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Strongpoint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strongpoint. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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