action stations

pl n

military the positions taken up by individuals in preparation for or during a battle

interjection

military a command to take up such positions
informal a warning to get ready for something

Nearby words

  1. action line,
  2. action painting,
  3. action potential,
  4. action replay,
  5. action reporter,
  6. action verb,
  7. actionable,
  8. actioner,
  9. actions speak louder than words,
  10. actis

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