field exercise

  1. a military exercise in which mock warfare is staged between two forces.

Origin of field exercise

First recorded in 1850–55

Words Nearby field exercise Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use field exercise in a sentence

  • 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
  • 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.

  • He is out in the country, watching artillery at field exercise.