H-hour

[ eych-ouuhr, -ou-er ]
/ ˈeɪtʃˌaʊər, -ˌaʊ ər /

noun Military.

the time, usually unspecified, set for the beginning of a planned attack.

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Origin of H-hour

First recorded in 1918; H (for hour) + hour; cf. D-day

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British Dictionary definitions for H-hour

H-hour

noun

military the specific hour at which any operation commencesAlso called: zero hour
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