field exercise


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

Origin of field exercise

1
First recorded in 1850–55

Words Nearby field exercise

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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.