command post

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  1. Army. the headquarters of the commander of a military unit.

  2. a headquarters of a civilian group or organization dealing with an emergency situation, special event, or the like.

Origin of command post

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20

Words Nearby command post Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use command post in a sentence

  • The first order of business is you have to set up a command post.

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  • On a large-scale map in the military area command post, its progress could be watched as it was reported.

    Operation Terror | William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • A gong began clanging from the command post on top of the mesa on the mainland.

    The Cosmic Computer | Henry Beam Piper
  • He muttered something about having to get back to his command post and started out the door.

  • It had been sent over the wire and the instruments they carried with them and then relayed to the Colonel's command post.

  • The office was a command post now, with only the slender, unattended telephone wires connecting them with the outside worlds.

British Dictionary definitions for command post

command post

  1. military the position from which a unit commander and his staff exercise command

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