turning movement

noun

Definition of turning movement

: an attack in which a command is separated into two parts operating out of mutual supporting distance one of which is to hold the enemy while the other is to make a wide detour and strike at a vital point deep in the enemy's rear — compare envelopment

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“Turning movement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turning%20movement. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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