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observation post

noun, Military.
1.
a forward position, often on high ground, from which enemy activity can be observed and, particularly, from which artillery or mortar fire can be directed.
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  • Then he crept back to his observation post overlooking the study.

    The Daffodil Mystery

    Edgar Wallace
  • I returned to my observation post and once more the guns were hard at it.

    The Red Watch J. A. Currie
  • In the background in front of the trees, the German observation post.

  • Mr. Pottle was clamped to his observation post by a freezing fear.

  • This monument (photo, p. 62) was in reality a German observation post.

  • That would be from the General's observation post, where he, too, must have lost the signal.

    Progress Report Mark Clifton
  • He hurried to an observation post round a bend in the lines.

  • The Nipe waited a few minutes longer before he left his observation post.

    Anything You Can Do ... Gordon Randall Garrett
  • He had been seen at an observation post, and was making enquiries which aroused suspicions.

    The Great War As I Saw It Frederick George Scott
  • A spiral stone staircase led up to an observation post at the top of one of the towers.

    The Great War As I Saw It Frederick George Scott
British Dictionary definitions for observation post

observation post

noun
1.
(military) a position from which observations can be made or from which fire can be directed OP
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Contemporary definitions for observation post
noun

a place from which something may be watched, esp. for forest fires or enemy movement

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