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 see — Coast Artillery Journalthis company was held in reserve for … attacking targets of opportunity — Infantry Journal
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