- 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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Examples from the Web for observation post
Two of the members of Observation-Post Fourteen gaped after the retreating monster.
His gas-mask had been blown to atoms with Observation-Post Fourteen.
At the end of the main street of the village, opposite a kind of observation-post with ladder in a tree, turn to the right.
The belfry, used by the enemy as an observation-post, was struck by French shells.
Nevertheless, up there was the observation-post which I was about to visit.
- military a position from which observations can be made or from which fire can be directedAbbreviation: OP
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