strongpoint

noun
strong·point | \ ˈstrȯŋ-ˌpȯint \

Definition of strongpoint 

: a strongly fortified tactical locality in a defensive position

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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. SI.com, "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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