target of opportunity

Definition of target of opportunity

: a military target on which fire or attack is unplanned and which is attacked upon favorable presentation or unexpected discovery or appearance usually used in plural was permitted to engage any targets of opportunity which I might seeCoast Artillery Journalthis company was held in reserve for … attacking targets of opportunityInfantry Journal

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“Target of opportunity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/target%20of%20opportunity. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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