supply line


: the route that is used to deliver food, equipment, etc., to soldiers during a war

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The bridge was part of a crucial supply line that had allowed Russia to occupy the city. Popular Mechanics, 31 Mar. 2023 Eighteen days after the invasion began on March 20, 2003, the battalion assigned to hold that supply line, Task Force 3-15, drove up the highway under an ocher haze from an early-morning sandstorm. William Branigin, Washington Post, 17 Mar. 2023 But to succeed, U.S. soldiers had to secure Highway 8 from the south into the Iraqi capital, the vital supply line that would allow the strike force to remain in place. William Branigin, Washington Post, 17 Mar. 2023

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“Supply line.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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