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field exercise

a military exercise in which mock warfare is staged between two forces.
Origin of field exercise
1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • He is out in the country, watching artillery at field exercise.

  • In the field exercise and drill of troops, one body is said to cover another exactly in rear of it.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • He lets us go to his reviews in field exercise instead of marching order.

  • I consider him able to drill a squad, company, or battalion according to the field exercise, and fully impart instruction therein.

    The Mapleson Memoirs, vol I James H. Mapleson

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